“I know what it’s like to be pushed aside when you’re at the top,” said Italy legend Francesco Totti about Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation. The 37-year-old star has been disgraced at MU this season and after that, he lost his starting position in Portugal in the 2022 World Cup.
Ronaldo’s career has gone downhill this year. The Portuguese star is currently a free agent and is training at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas training center.
“When I look at Ronaldo’s past time, it’s like I’m reliving my own experience,” Totti, 46, told Twitch channel Bepi TV.
“Ronaldo needs to be respected. I understand the feeling of being left out at the top,” Totti confided.
Francesco Totti retired in 2017 after playing a total of 786 matches and scoring 307 goals for AS Roma. In his career as a player, Totti only played for one club, the betel nut team. At the end of his career, Totti was estranged from coach Luciano Spalletti and then was not awarded a new contract by the club. This made Totti make the decision to retire.
One of Totti’s biggest career achievements was winning the 2006 World Cup with Italy. “Winning the World Cup is something you will remember for the rest of your life. I think the Italy team of 2006 should definitely be at least in the top four at the 2022 World Cup,” Totti continued.
Totti then talked about the comparison between Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi: “For me, Maradona is football. Messi is the best player in the world right now but he’s still below Maradona.”
Nguyen Son | 10:33 December 16, 2022