Zinedine Zidane moved ‘like he was on roller skates’ and was better to watch than Lionel Messi AND Cristiano Ronaldo December 12, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer
Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo is the debate we all obsess about, but Peter Drury believes there’s one man who was better to watch than both of them.
The legendary commentator has witnessed some of the greatest players, managers and teams first hand – but it’s not Messi or Ronaldo who stood out the most.
Instead, Drury goes for a slightly more unassuming character but someone more than worthy to be considered among the elite of the game, Zinedine Zidane.
The France and Real Madrid legend won league titles, a Champions League final where he scored one of the greatest goals ever seen and of course the World Cup and European Championship.
He also won a hat full of individual accolades and held the record for being the world’s most expensive player for EIGHT years, with his move to the Bernabeu from Juventus in 2001 setting Real Madrid back £48million.
‘Zizou’ wowed fans throughout his 17-year career and Drury explains what amazed him the most about Zidane.
Speaking about the greatest players he’s seen, Drury, who will be back in the commentary booth for Amazon Prime Video, told talkSPORT.com: “When he played for Real Madrid, he was balletic, beautiful, just so smooth.
“It was like he was on roller skates. He never really ran, he just slid over the ground – what he couldn’t do with a football wasn’t worth knowing about.
“I used to love the AC Milan team which had Andriy Shevchenko and Kaka, I loved Luis Figo too.
“I’ve been very lucky – I was in Madrid when Messi ran through the Real Madrid defence and how could you not love Messi and how could you not love Ronaldo?
“But if you’re pinning me down, I’m going Zidane!”
Amazon Prime Video will be broadcasting 23 Premier League fixtures this December including two full rounds of fixtures on the 15th – 17th and 28th – 30th December, featuring matches such as Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur, Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea and Everton v Manchester City.