Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino says Real Madrid is more than Ronaldo, as they prepare for Tuesday’s game.
Tottenham have the mammoth of a task as they travel to Santiago Bernabeu, with Ronaldo back in form.
The Portugal international striker is expected to win the Ballon d’Or this year, adding to the four he already has.
“He’s a very important player, but they have lots of very good players,” Pochettino said via the Mirror.
“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,” Pochettino added.
“It’s difficult to say anything new about these players — like [Diego] 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.”