just a comment as a reaction to a comment you made in the neymar thread Fury, something i've had in mind for a while so just something i forgot but wanted to post about.
furymaker wrote: his potential [neymar] could be up there and even better than cr7, but he'll probably never surpass him
if you look at the kind of player cristiano already was at 17, 19, he was actually phenomenal. there's the famous old "quaresma was more talented than cristiano" saying, but there was NEVER any real truth to that. What was true was that quaresma was definitely a tier above cristiano when it came to dribbling, and quaresma was such a mesmerizing, unique player with his trivelas, but look at what cristiano was at 19:
high yellows DA, orange DS, high yellows TS/ACC. VERY intelligent [low yellows attack] when he wasn't playing like he was in a talent show, an excellent crosser, a cannon of a shot, two footed, beautiful high orange technique even at 19, strong, insanely aggressive, and then on top of all that, six feet tall, AND high yellows jump and header ALREADY.
rashford, martial, dembele are all 3 leading young talents in the world today, and cristiano had 97% of each of their best qualities combined in himself alone, and then he has huge advantages surrounding those abilities that are hugely ahead of any of those 3.
Cristiano was always far ahead of quaresma, and when you say neymar could be even better than cristiano, this reminds me of that- i personally don't agree that even if neymar did everything in his career the right way that he could surpass cristiano. cristiano was a pearl of a talent all along, he was just marketed as this world class dribbler when he was elite but noticeably below world class. so people [myself included] paid too much attention to his dribbling when trying to make an opinion about him when what makes cristiano such a genius is how he can do pretty much everything offensively at an elite level, and USES all of these different tools with an unparalleled level of ambition.
just my thoughts reading your comment in the other thread fury, because what i got out of the way you put your comment was that Neymar had or has the potential to pass cristiano's best, but even when cristiano was a semi questionable decision maker at the latter end of his manchester days, he was still staggering player, one that i think the maximum potential of neymar would have barely matched if at all.
just look at what cristiano has become at 33 years old far past his physical peak, but finally tapping into his excellent understanding of football and combining his work ethic and hunger to become some monster of a penalty area presence. i don't think the maximum neymar matches cristiano.
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