Sunday March 1 2015
Mihajlovic: 'Muriel like Ronaldo'

Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic said Luis Muriel “reminds me of Ronaldo” after victory against Atalanta.

The Blucerchiati were trailing in Bergamo, but Muriel and Stefano Okaka turned it around for a 2-1 win.

“This was a very important victory indeed,” Mihajlovic told Sky Sport Italia. “I saw a Samp with two faces, as in the first half I didn’t like them at all, but fortunately we had the half-time break to sort things out.

“The three forwards did well, apart from losing possession a bit too often. We were too slow in moving the ball around, but then Samuel Eto’o worked very hard in the shadows and had a hand in the winning goal.

“Muriel has everything it takes to become a champion. Since he arrived here he’s played twice and scored two goals.

“He needs to train well and have the faith of his Coach. He needs to be constantly motivated, but should also be grateful to the club that did so much to get him here.

“He reminds me of Ronaldo, the Brazilian one, in many of his movements. He’s still not 100 per cent fit, but is a great talent.”

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