Koke Warns About Cristiano Ronaldo's Dangerousness in Games

The Portuguese believes the Liverpool forward can break his and Lionel Messi's grip on the annual prize following his form this season

The Portuguese believes the Liverpool forward can break his and Lionel Messi's grip on the annual prize following his form this season

Salah enjoyed a stunning debut season at Anfield, scooping the Premier League Golden Boot en route to netting 44 goals in all competitions.

Cristiano Ronaldo hopes Mohamed Salah makes a full recovery for Egypt's World Cup campaign and believes the Liverpool forward is capable of challenging for the Ballon d'Or.

Ronaldo issued his praise and support after his injury against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final, while hinting he has a chance at winning the 2018 Ballon d'or title.

"In the next few days I will give an answer to the fans that have always been on my side", he told reporters.

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Recent talks between Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes and Real's top-brass haven't helped bring an agreement and the talisman's decision is "irreversible" unlike past year, Diario Record, a Portugal daily, has claimed.

Portugal were departing to Russian Federation ahead of competing in the 2018 Soccer World Cup taking place in June/July. "The Egyptian is one of them".

Arguably the pick of the opening-round fixtures comes in Sochi on Friday evening as the Iberian rivals face off with Group B points on the line.

It's true we play according to our opponents, we study them and we don't just look at Cristiano individually, but at the end of the day we look at the whole group, which is what matters, ' Koke added, who is playing in his second World Cup after having been to Brazil in 2014. "I suppose if Spain wins he will be happy, but if Argentina wins he will be happy too".

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