Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Podolski Better Than Ronaldo?
While Ronaldo made him claim to being the best player in the world today in Portugal's victory over the Czech Republic, not everyone agrees with the idea that Ronaldo is the best player in the world, or even the tournament.
I just read an interview that was done today with Germany striker Miroslav Klose in which he claimed his teammate Lukas Podolski was better than Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.
Klose said that he realizes how dangerous Ronaldo is as a scorer, but insists that Podolski's contributions on defense make him more valuable of a player.
Klose said, "Ronaldo is important in the offensive, he merely passes ball in defensive. What Lukas has done against Poland, was worth more, as he worked on the defensive and attacked....Poldi is even one step higher than currently perhaps the best footballer in the world."
I personally have said the same thing about Ronaldo's lack of defensive effort from the first time I watched him play. People forget that Ronaldo is not a striker, but a midfielder, and sometimes his lack of hustle on the defensive end can hurt his team.
With that said I would take Klose's statement and change Podolski's name with Kaka....then you have an accurate comment.