Terry backing for Ronaldo

17 April 2007 07:21
Chelsea captain John Terry has backed Cristiano Ronaldo for this year's PFA Player of the Year award and claims the Manchester United winger is currently the best player in the world. Ronaldo was nominated for both the player and young player of the year awards and the Portugal international is widely tipped to pip Chelsea striker Didier Drogba to the senior accolade. Terry, who isn't allowed to vote for a team-mate in the awards, has revealed he has backed Ronaldo after admitting he would pay money to watch United's flying winger, who has scored 21 times this season. "I could watch United just to watch him. He does things no-one else in the world is doing at the minute," said the Blues and England skipper. "He's the best in the world. At his best, not many people can stop him. "When he is running at you like he does with his skills and tricks, you don't know which way he is going. "A lot of teams double up on him and he has often said he has two players to beat in every game." Terry has also revealed his admiration for Ronaldo's strength of character after he returned from the World Cup as public enemy number one in England. "I totally admire the player after the stick he got after the World Cup," he continued. "That was understandable after knocking us out of the World Cup with Portugal. But he has dealt with it so well. He has done all his talking on the pitch."

Source: ESA