Ahmed Musa has revealed he used to be called Cristiano Ronaldo by friends after the Portuguese superstar, because of his blistering pace.
The Nigeria international joined Premier League champions Leicester in the summer and is now one of the fastest players in the Premier League, and he has revealed his friends called him Ronaldo due to his pace.
“My friends called me Cristiano Ronaldo because I was playing on the wing and they thought I had a little bit of speed like him,” he told the Guardian.
Musa also spoke about teammate Jamie Vardy, who is one of the fastest players in the league, as he admits he is yet to have a race with the England striker to determine who is faster between the both of them.
“We haven’t tried yet so I can’t say now who is the quickest. But I tell you this – we’re going to have a race one day.”
Both players are blessed with blistering pace but the statistics from this season make for unhappy reading for Musa as his teammate has the edge.
In terms of top speed, Vardy has reached an incredible 35.1 km/h and the former CSKA Moscow man peaked at 33.93 km/h.
Yet Musa wants a one-on-one contest to test himself against Leicester’s Premier League winning hero.