Antunes: Ronaldo the best

Malaga defender Vitorino Antunes has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world.

The Costa del Sol outfit face Real Madrid on Saturday afternoon, and the left-back has insisted that his international teammate is currently the best footballer in the planet.

“Ronaldo is a great person,” he told AS. “He has a real humility about him and is a good friend.

“On the pitch, what more can I say? Everyone can see how good he is. He is a great player – for me, the best in the world.

“Real Madrid may not have started well, but they are still a great team. We have to be careful when we play them.

“We want to take some points off them, but we know it is very difficult to do that against Real Madrid – they are Real Madrid after all.

“We are just thinking game by game at the moment. Of course, we want to try and qualify for Europe, but we have to keep our feet on the ground.”

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