Jose Enrique, ex-Liverpool star, names Cristiano Ronaldo second best behind Lionel Messi

Jose Enrique, ex-Liverpool star, names Cristiano Ronaldo second best behind Lionel Messi

- Jose Enrique says Cristiano Ronaldo was so tough for him in England

- The Spaniard says Cristiano Ronaldo is second best in the world

- Enrique while at Liverpool and Newcastle faced Cristiano Ronaldo

Jose Enrique has named Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as the toughest opponent he faced during his time playing in the Premier League for Liverpool.

During the time that Jose Enrique was playing for Liverpool as a left back, Cristiano Ronaldo was in his best form for Manchester United having joined the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon.

It was not only while playing for Liverpool that Jose Enrique faced Cristiano Ronaldo in the Premier League as he also came up against the Portuguese while at Newcastle United.

The 34-year-old while speaking with Tribuna on his experience in the Premier League named Cristiano Ronaldo as the one who gave him much problem in English topflight.

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''I have to say Cristiano Ronaldo who is the second best player in the world

“I loved Didier Drogba, he was unbelievable, but I usually faced right wingers and Cristiano was brilliant,'' he explained.

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Jose Enrique, ex Liverpool star, names Cristiano Ronaldo second best behind Messi

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Cristiano Ronaldo has won five Ballon d'Or in his career while Lionel Messi who is the current holder has won six so far.

These two stars have been involved in big rivalry for the past 10 years most especially in the Spanish La Liga.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Maurizio Sarri who is the handler of Juventus stated emphatically that Cristiano Ronaldo is lacking sharpness following his side's painful defeat against Napoli in Coppa Italia final.

Having the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala in his squad, the expectation of many fans was that Juventus would be able to beat Napoli with wide margin.

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But the Old Lady failed to score in 90 minutes and even Napoli had the chance to score the winner at the death before the match went into penalties.

Napoli went on to win the Coppa Italia final 4-2 on Wednesday night, June 17, with Cristiano Ronaldo not playing any penalty.

Paulo Dybala who had chances to score in the first half and Danilo both missed their penalties for Juventus in the tough battle.

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