5 Players That Deserve To Be Compared With Messi And Ronaldo This Season
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been entertaining football fans with their amazing talents for a long time. These amazing superstars have been at a superior level for the past few years. They have created an amazing duopoly on top of the football world, with their dominant displays in every campaign.
Despite their level of superiority, some players have upset the odds this season with impressive performances. They have moved closer to the 2 great superstars with their incredible brilliance in the campaign. Due to their tremendous efforts, they deserve to be compared with the Real Madrid and Barcelona magicians.
Therefore, let us quickly look at these 5 superstars that attained such fantastic level this season:
#5. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Harry Kane beat Lionel Messi to become top scorer of the 2017 calendar year, scoring an impressive 56 goals in all competitions. Since then, the attacker has taken his game forward, scoring consistently and breaking many records.
The 24-year old is one of the best attackers in Europe this season, with a lot of eye-catching performances for the North London club. He led the Spurs to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League and also helped in securing their spot in the top-4 zone of the Premier League.
Like Messi and Ronaldo, he is the main man at his club and he carries the goalscoring burden. After going 2 goals down against Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League clash, the striker put in a great effort and pulled one back before Cristian Eriksen scored another to secure a vital draw in Italy. He also inspired his team as they defeated Real Madrid 3-1 at the Wembley stadium earlier this season.
Kane is one of the most prolific forwards on the continent this term. He has bagged an impressive 26 goals and 2 assists in the English Premier League. He also has 7 goals and 2 assists to his name in the UEFA Champions League. This means that he has scored more goals than Ronaldo (24) in the domestic league this season, and also has more goals than Messi (6) in the European tournament.
All stats via whoscored.com