Mauricio Pochettino Claims Cristiano Ronaldo Is Not the Only Danger That Real Madrid Possess


Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has warned his side that Real Madrid have plenty of world class players other than star man Cristiano Ronaldo who he believes is the best player in the world.

The Premier League side take on the Spanish giants tomorrow in the Champions League tomorrow and ahead of the tie, Pochettino was keen to emphasize that Ronaldo is not the only danger man in the Real Madrid squad.

According to the Mirror, as reported by ​FourFourTwo, he said, "He's a very important player, but they have lots of very good players. The squad they have is amazing and they have a very good manager. They're a fantastic club, but you need contributions from the whole squad to win titles."

"Cristiano is like [Lionel] Messi, they have a huge impact on their team. He's one of the best players in the world, it's clear. It's difficult to say anything new about these players – like Maradona – as they are just special."

"They can change games and make their teams better. We're not just playing Real Madrid, we're playing the best player in the world."

Meanwhile, Christian Eriksen, who scored the winner in the 1-0 win over Bournemouth, insisted that Tottenham's success is down to working as a team after Spurs were called as the 'Harry Kane team' by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

"No one wants to be called a one-man team, if it is meant seriously. I don't know if it was. It is a team performance and if you have respect you probably don't say it. It maybe was a joke but I don't know."

Spurs take on Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu tomorrow and will be hoping to pull off a massive upset and defeat the defending champions.