Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain’s ace Angel Di Maria feels that Cristiano Ronaldo is a footballer that needs spaces to destruct opponents.

Di Maria has played with some of the most gifted players of the modern game, thanks to playing his football at places like Real Madrid, Manchester United and PSG.

Having a chat with TyC Sports, the 33-year-old winger gave a list of the five best players he has ever played with.

The list went as:

  1. Lionel Messi (Argentina, Paris Saint-Germain
  2. Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain)
  3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain)
  4. Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  5. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid).

Asked about the surprise exclusion of the extraordinary Cristiano Ronaldo, Di Maria said Ronaldo needs spaces, and therefore suggesting that the players in his top five do not need spaces to create magic.

“I can put [him in] for you, but he is a player who needs spaces [to be effective],” Di Maria said.

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