Happy football Portuguese who, not content to take advantage of the talent monstrous of Cristiano Ronaldo, could already count among its ranks, according to Paulo Futre, who will be capable of succeeding not only to “CR7”, but also to Lionel Messi. It is what it is.
Joao Felix (19 years, 1 selection), the little prodigy of the Benfica already tracked by all the biggest european clubs (he is about to join Atlético, with 120 M€), represents the future of football in Portuguese, is capable on its potential of becoming the new national treasure… But then that Cristiano Ronaldo (158 selections, 88 goals) is the top of its 34 years old but are still far from having said its last word, him who was the main architect of the victory in the first League of nations (*), the present champions of Europe is also provided by an exceptional player, in which is promised the brightest of futures.
And if he still lives in the shadow for the time being irreducible of “CR7”, Bernardo Silva (37 caps, 3 goals) arises here: the old Monaco, who continues to take the thick in the jersey of Manchester City, hatched by a Pep Guardiola, who swears by him, has been designated by the UEFA best player of the League of nations. For his fellow countryman, the former international striker Paulo Futre (), can not be very objective in his judgment, there is little doubt that the middle-ground offensive is “the next star”.
The one who postulera naturally at the golden Ball, after the retirement of Ronaldo and Lionel Messi: “It will be the next star when Cristiano and Messi will be on the decline. (…) This is a player who already has a lot of responsibility in a great team like Manchester City. It will continue to evolve and in two or three years of age, when Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will retire, I think he will be one of the contenders for the golden Ball.” Kylian Mbappé, Neymar Jr, or even Eden Hazard, therefore, are the defendants, the threat will continue to come from Portugal…———————————–
(*) Ronaldo, before the Portugal dominated the netherlands in the final (1-0), which had split a 53rd hat-trick in career face-to-Switzerland (3-1).