The Real Madrid superstar has only failed to score against Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season, but has been backed to down them
Former Real Madrid and Brazil striker Ronaldo believes that Cristiano Ronaldo holds the key to his old side beating Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Ronaldo’s Portuguese namesake has been in fine form this season, scoring 15 goals in just 11 European outings.
Indeed, Ronaldo has only been nullified so far by Bayern, though they were still beaten 2-1 in the first leg at Allianz Arena, with Marcelo and Marco Asensio on the scoresheet.
And the iconic former forward, who spent five years at Santiago Bernabeu, believes the 33-year-old thrives in tense situations.
“It’s amazing what he’s doing, he plays fewer balls but he decides the game better than before,” he told AS .
“He has a lot of resources, when the game gets ugly he appears.”
Ronaldo scored a phenomenal overhead kick in the quarter-finals, as Real defeated Juventus and, though the legendary Brazilian won the World Cup along with numerous other trophies, he insists even he has not tried to score such a goal.
“This last bicycle kick was something incredible … I have not tried it!”
Rumours have suggested that, regardless of whether Real manage to win the competition, the club will attempt to sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Florentino Perez is reportedly on the lookout for another ‘Galactico’ signing, and the PSG superstar certainly fits the bill, though Ronaldo does not foresee it becoming a reality.
“I’ve heard a lot of (rumours) that Neymar can end up at Real Madrid but the truth is that I think it’s very difficult, he just recently signed for PSG for a lot of money,” he added.
“I do not think that for PSG the money is a problem, even if Real Madrid offers a very large number, I do not think that PSG will change its mind.
“I think it’s quite complicated that some day Neymar can play at Real Madrid, right now I think it is impossible. … he will still be young but now I think it is impossible, I think he is doing well and he likes Paris, he wanted to change and he knew everything that was going to happen.”