Cristiano Ronaldo should express himself says David Ginola

06 March 2009 11:32
The Frenchman backed Ronaldo to keep turning on the style after his compatriot claimed that his style of play made him a target for opposing defenders.

"I have people comment about problems with Ronaldo and his skills sometimes that he is doing too much," Ginola said.

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"I think that in football when you have players like that and but I think that in football when you have players doing their tricks like that let them do it.

"It is so nice to have players on the pitch that are capable of giving so much enjoyment to the people who pay for tickets to go the stadium.

"I think OK guys if you want to do something like that then go do it and let me enjoy it. Express yourself."

Despite his admiration for the Portuguese World Player of the Year, the former Newcastle and Tottenham winger believes that Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is the best footballer on the planet.

"Messi's trickery is amazing and at times of crisis it is nice to have some fantasy football," Ginola added. "Messi at the moment is a dream footballer."

Ginola said he hoped fellow Tottenham old boy Chris Hughton could steer Newcastle to safety in his role as caretaker manager at St James' Park after taking over from Joe Kinnear while he recuperates from heart surgery.

Ginola added: "He has been head coach just behind the manager and how he has the responsibility to he has to show to everybody that he is capable of being the first-team guy.

"I know that sometimes in this type of situation we prefer experience but he has everything and hopefully he will show to everyone that he is the guy for everyone."


Source: Telegraph