Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has revealed that Brazilian football legend Ronaldo de Lima is the greatest footballer ever and he tried to model his game after the player.
The former Lyon superstar has huge admiration for the World Cup winner and still watches videos of him in order to try and improve his own game.
“When I was younger, the way the Brazilian Ronaldo played had an influence on me,” the 81-cap France forward told the Bwin website.
“For me he’s the best striker and the best player of all-time.
“I watch videos of him, and try to do what he does, but it’s not easy. It’s impossible to pull off the same moves as he did.”
Benzema currently stands a huge risk of missing out on the Euro 2016 after he was embroiled in controversy and charged as part of the investigation into an alleged sex tape blackmail plot aimed at his fellow international team-mate Mathieu Valbuena.
Ronaldo enjoyed a successful career with PSV, Barcelona, Inter, Real Madrid, AC Milan and also enjoyed success with Brazil’s national team.