Real Madrid wideman weighs in on whether Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s best

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Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Vazquez has revealed exactly what role Cristiano Ronaldo holds in the dressing room and backed the Portuguese superstar as the world’s greatest player.

“He’s a leader,” Vazquez began, speaking to AS, “the best in the world…and he proves it day after day.

“If you watch Cristiano, you always learn.”

Wideman Vazquez ought to be well placed to learn from CR7, having originally moved to Real in 2007, two years before Ronaldo moved to the club.

However, while Ronaldo—seven years Vazquez’s senior—has established himself as a key figure at the club and one of the world’s greatest players, 24-year-old Vazquez has struggled to truly establish himself at the Bernebeu.

The winger graduated from the Real C team to the B team, before moving to Espanyol in the summer of 2014.

He impressed on loan with Espanyol, before Real decided last summer that they would have a role for the winger to play.

However, he hasn’t asserted himself as a consisted first-teamer under either Rafael Benitez or Zinedine Zidane, making just seven starts in La Liga this term.

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By contrast, while Ronaldo was 24, he was already establishing himself as a global superstar, and by his early 20s, had already won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League.

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