Series Blni, the discoverer of Christian: “I already told you in his da that he was going to beat Figo and Eusebio”
Mil games played, 726 goals, five Balls of Gold, four Golden Boots, five Champions league, six League titles, a Euro cup, a Nations League, Pichichi histrico del Real Madrid (451 goals), Champions League (128) and Portugal (99)… his is, in a nutshell, la trajectory that has led to Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro to become one of the best footballers of all time.
A career that may well have been different had not crossed her path Lszl Blni. The now coach of Royal Antwerp (Antwerp) gui to Sporting CP to win his last title of League in the 2001-02… and made his debut for a CR7 that, by then, luca the 28 to the back.
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The technical Romanian gave the alternative to the Inter (0-0) -sustituy to Toito in the 58′- August 14, 2002. Tena 17 aos, six months and nine das… and not arrug despite being in the game a pass to the group stage of the Champions league.
To Blni nor tembl the pulse with the youth slo haba played two games with the subsidiary. “I went to see the young and ped that came with the first computer because it had a good physicalwas very fast and had a great technics. That was not a surprise,” says BRAND.
The surprise came in his first training with the elderly: “When I saw him in action say that he would not return to play with the lower. It was a young-old. In the locker room was a joker, but on the field it was a remarkable thing. Tena a maturity that is not normal for someone of 16-17 years old.”
Blni not only made his debut for Christian. Changed his style of play. “With the youth playing as number 9, but I say put it far right because he was young, lightweight, weighs 60 pounds, and I was going to be very complicated to l to play back to back and measured power of 100 kilos. In the band, with speed and a fantstico dodge was going to be a lot more efficient.”
A metamorphosis that was not easy: “I’m happy for the decision that tom, but at first it was complicated. For l the most important thing, then, was to haggle. Not consegua play without dribbling. My task was to tell him that as a dodge to remove a defense is important, two also… but five are too many! I tried to explain to where they were tiles those dribbles and l, little by little, with his intelligence, he found the” right path”.
The change surti effect. “Christian was happy. Now, with another power, returns to play ms as a striker, but with Ferguson in the Manchester United continu playing as a right end, and gan its first Pri of Gold in 2008. I remember that I called that ceremony, and thanked me. It was fantstico”, assures the coach, who has returned to Antwerp to a Cup final 28 years after.
Your faith in CR7 was total: “For me it was not a surprise. Not the saba that was going to be one of the best in the historybut s that, without injury, it will be a very good player. In the little I was asked by a Christian in an interview and I said I was going to beat Figo… and up to Eusbio! Those words to me created a problem because they are two Gods in Portugal and compare it to a young man with two Gods… Ronaldo, however, has shown that he was right”.
The time to position themselves in the duality Messi-Cristiano, barre for ‘house’: “Quin is better? I can not be objective, Ronaldo will always be my kiddo. Started with me at Sporting CP. In any case, we are all fortunate to have enjoyed for 10-15 years to two monuments that always tried to be overcome. Cruyff deca that it is important to be the best, but it is more important to survive at the top”.
Christian debut against Inter and before the parn by coronavirus, it is precisely against Inter, disput the party 1,000 of his career in the lite. The Vecchia Signora is brought to the Derby d’italia by 2-0… but Ronaldo is not marc. Dressed so as to his best moment since he came out of Madrid: its 35 aos haba bound to 11 consecutive days of marking in Serie A.
We have CR7 for a while? “No one can say until when you arrive. There is a quality of the that not habamos hablado: its mentality, that of a gladiator. It is very strong, but always wants to ms. He is very hardworking, has a physically privileged, tcnicamente is a player ms done… If not injured I think that can play multiple aos ms”, ensures Lszl Blni, the trainer who discovered a Christian, made his debut with Sporting CP in 2002, and mold your first steps as an end.