The current generation of footballers and current crop of football fans are the luckiest because we get to watch the legendary Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo play day in day out.
Such has been their standards that we have started expecting 50 goals a season, year after year from players. This has obviously put the players under pressure since they are now expected to repeat these unbelievable stats. Paul Pogba, the most expensive midfielder in the world has decided to throw light on that by saying that it is not fair to expect such numbers from everyone. He has explained that football is more than that and also Messi and Ronaldo are exceptions, gods in the making.
Pogba said, “Messi and Ronaldo have shown in recent years: doing what they did, maintaining those stats – that is the exception, not the norm.
“If an attacker today scores ten or 15 goals, he is likely to be told that it is not enough. But the player’s work must be judged with perspective.
“You have to remember that someone like Pavel Nedved won the Ballon d’Or without his team winning the Champions League or without having scored much himself.
“He was simply the best in his role and was rewarded for what he was capable of doing on the field.”