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Gary Neville thinks Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe is a better finisher than Cristiano Ronaldo was at the same age.
The 21-year-old has established himself as a key part of Mikel Arteta’s side in 2021 and took the number 10 shirt during the summer.
And Neville told Sky Sports per Metro the midfielder has already proven he can be an elite finisher at such a young age.
“Cristiano [Ronaldo] was the first person I ever heard to say he undoubtedly wanted to be the best player in the world,” former Manchester United star said.
“It’s quite unusual to hear a player [say that] because everybody talks about the team and the collective. To hear Mo Salah say it is refreshing.
“I think you can say these things when you are delivering, and these two have delivered now consistently.
“Ronaldo now for 10, 15 years and Mo Salah for five, six years, and beyond. They are absolutely deadly. They are ruthless and clinical.
“Everything that Smith Rowe [wants to be], he’s a beautiful footballer Smith Rowe, and he’s got a long way to go in his career. Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t as clinical and ruthless at that age.
“But that’s where he has got to get to. To the point where by every single game, they want to be the best. They want to score the winner. They believe they are going to score the winner. Confidence is unbelievable.”
Source – Sport Bible