Thursday, June 22, 2017

Vidal as good as Messi and Ronaldo – Hernandez

SoccerNews in La Liga 9 Nov 2016

171 Views

Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal is on the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to former Colombia international Giovanni Hernandez.

Vidal won four Serie A titles with Juventus before leaving for Bayern in 2015, where he won the domestic double in Pep Guardiola’s final season in charge.

The 29-year-old has also enjoyed stunning success with Chile, claiming the Copa America titles in 2015 and 2016, and he earned a place on the shortlist for France Football’s Ballon d’Or prize that was announced last month.

And Hernandez, who played alongside Vidal for Colo-Colo before the latter joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2007, says the combative midfielder is undoubtedly one of the world’s finest.

“Vidal is on the level of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi,” the 40-year-old told Radio ADN. “As a kid, he knew the potential he had and knew how to exploit it. He’s one of the best players in the world.”

Hernandez also hailed the work ethic of Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez, who spent a year at Colo-Colo on loan after joining Udinese.

“He was a playful kid – humorous, happy, humble,” Hernandez said. “That’s what I remember about Alexis. 

“Today, he’s more of a man. He always worked a little harder than the rest, and that’s why he’s achieved everything he has.”

Chile face Colombia in World Cup qualifying on Thursday.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top