- George Weah believes Cristiano Ronaldo's hard work can not be used as a yardstick to call him the greatest of all time
-The Liberian president claim Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a player that can inspire a team and influence young players
- Weah won the 1996 Ballon d'Or and two Serie A titles during his spell with AC Milan
George Weah has insisted Cristiano Ronaldo is not the best footballer in the world claiming his hard work in training made him achieve everything in football.
90 Minutes quoted the Liberian president:
“Ronaldo is also testimony to how combining hard work and passion can bring unexpected results.
"He is not the best in the world, but he trained so much to become the best. I am a fan of Ronaldo because he remained humble and he earned everything he achieved. He fought to get where he is now."
However, the Liberian president was full of praise for AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has been in splendid form this season.
Ibrahimovic has scored 12 goals in just eight Serie A games this season, while Ronaldo leads the scoring charts with 15 goals in 14 league matches.
And the 54-year-old believes the Swedish striker got all it takes as a player to inspire a team to greatness.
"Ibra is strong and confident, but there is more behind this. Milan signed him because he can be every useful for young players. He is an example and an inspiration for them.
"He is always focused and he gives everything for his passion. If you work hard and don’t lose your passion, then age is just a number. Think about Pietro Vierchowood, Franco Baresi or Paolo Maldini, they all played at high level until almost 40 years of age.”
Weah won the ballon d'Or winner in his first season with the Rossoneri back in 1996 following his transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 1995.
He won two Serie A titles during his five-year spell at the San Siro and scored 46 goals in 114 appearances in an injury-plagued career with the Italian giants.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has finally become the highest goal-scoring footballer of all-time following his strike against Napoli in Suppercoppa.
Juventus defeated their Serie A rivals by 2-0 to claim bragging rights over the FA Cup winners with the help of their talisman Ronaldo.
Alvaro Morata scored in the fifth minute of extra time to ensure the Bianconeri's won their first trophy of the season.