Mircea Lucescu, a Dynamo Kiev tactician, also expressed his opinion about the differences seen between the two best players in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Dynamo Kiev themselves are less fortunate in the European Champions League this season, because they are members of Group G, where there are two champion candidates, Juventus and Barcelona.
Juve will be the first opponents the Croatian representatives face in the group stage. Coach Mircea Lucescu himself admitted that he had often faced the two clubs, but not when dealing with Dynamo Kiev.
“I’ve met them often, but my players haven’t. They will meet the two soon. I have to explain what they are like, “he told the official UEFA website.
What is clear, the test for Dynamo Kiev will be tough because they face Juventus and Barcelona, which contain two of the world’s best players, Lionel Messi (Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus).
Regarding the two players, Lucescu has his own views.
“Messi is an excellent short player in tight spaces because of acceleration, confidence, dribbling and all that. Ronaldo is a different kind of player because he likes to score goals so much he needs more space, “said Lucescu.
Apart from that, what sets Messi apart from Ronaldo is their individual abilities. If Ronaldo needs his team-mates to win and score goals, then Messi can do it alone.
But, in essence, both players are extraordinary players.
“Cristiano Ronaldo needs everyone’s help, the help of his team-mates. Messi can do many things alone,”
“Ronaldo can work alone in the penalty area or 20 meters from the penalty area, but he tries to take advantage of the space created by other people and he attacks. That’s it: they are different, but they are both very strong players,” said Lucescu.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo himself will certainly miss the match against Dynamo Kiev after being positively exposed to the Coronavirus and must undergo independent isolation for the next 10 days.