‘Cristiano thinks he’s the best, but…’

Carlos Tevez recognises former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo’s ability and the danger he poses Manchester City, but says there is a better player than him.

Tevez played alongside Ronaldo at Manchester United and the duo won the 2008 Champions League together.

Now on the books of rivals City and preparing to meet Ronaldo with Real Madrid this Wednesday in the 2012-13 group stages of the competition, Tevez has reflected on the No 7’s strengths, but pointed out that he believes Lionel Messi is still better.

“I think it is normal for Cristiano to think he is the best player in the world. Anyone who scores 37 or 40 goals a season has the right to think that, but if you ask me, I will always side with Messi,” commented the Argentine to today’s gathered media.

“Cristiano is one of the best players in the world and he will play this game the way he usually does. He doesn’t seem to feel the pressure. We will have to keep an eye on him at all times.

“You have to avoid letting him go. Once he has the opportunity to run he is very dangerous and hits the ball very well, so we have to try to stop him further away from the area.”

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