Fiorentina owner compares Ribery to Ronaldo

Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso has hailed Franck Ribery and said that the former Bayern Munich man was better than Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Bianconeri and Fiorentina played out a 0-0 stalemate on the weekend, as Juve dropped the first points of their Serie A campaign this season.

“I am very happy, as the lads gave their heart and it was a fun afternoon,” Commisso told Sky Sport Italia.

“Did you see Ribery at the age of 36? He played better than Cristiano Ronaldo! And our two Italians, Gaetano Castrovilli and Federico Chiesa, were phenomenal.”

“I see this match as like the history of my company, Mediacom. Juventus had €300 million worth of players between transfer fees and salaries, while ours was about €50m, but we still got a point.”

Vincenzo Montella’s men won just their second game in 2019, after finishing with 8 draws and 6 losses last season. However, Commisso is confident they can build a strong team at the club.

“If you give me time, I want to help Fiorentina win something,” he said.

“Look at the success we’ve had over the last two months, we had more season tickets than in the last 30 years.”

“We’ve rebuilt the team and now have a great champion like Ribery too. If you give us time, we’ll one day win games like this.”

Fiorentina will face Atlanta next while Juve will concentrate on their Champions League clash this week.

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