Atalanta attacker Ruslan Malinovskyi made it clear that he never said there are better players in Serie A than Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo. ‘I haven’t compared CR7 to anyone’.
The Ukraine international went on Instagram to explain the journalists had misinterpreted his words about Ronaldo in an interview with Bauko Live.
In Italy, reports of the interview appeared to say that Malinovskyi wouldn’t pick Ronaldo as the best player in Serie A: “The League has better players.”
But the Orobici forward said he never claimed there were better players than the Portugal international in the Italian top flight.
“He asked who the best player in Serie A was this year,” Malinovskyi said on social media. “We talked about Ronaldo.
“I said it was difficult to say, many players have played at a high level, and I said that [Luis] Muriel is strong at Atalanta and [Piotr] Zielinski, but I have never compared Ronaldo to anyone.
“We all know what players Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi are, there won’t be any like them for another 100 years!”