"It would be extremely unfair if Cristiano Ronaldo did not win the Ballon d'Or. There is a huge gulf between him and the second-best player. He's clearly the best. There's no comparison. He's an example of how a professional should act. He's the best in the history of football and everyone else, both youngsters and veterans, should try to follow him.
"He will go to Zurich hoping to win his third Ballon d'Or. Cristiano Ronaldo is not a machine and that's why he needs to rest sometimes. The great thing about Cristiano Ronaldo is that you go to watch him play wondering how many goals he will score. You don't get that with any other player."