The former Barcelona’s midfielder, Xavi named Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the greatest players to play in El Classico bouts against Real Madrid, but, he doesn’t believe that he is the best opponent on the field
He has played a number of games against the Catalan’s arch-rivals in his long career of 17 years. He was a part of many nerve-wrecking contests between the two teams.
On being asked about the fiercest of opponents he has faced during his long career, he put Cristiano Ronaldo’s name among the best ones alongside Louis Figo and Mesut Ozil.
However, the veteran Spanish mid-fielder named Brazil’s Ronaldo and the French legend, Zinedine Zidane as the best opponents against whom he has played.
“Lots of players but the ones I can’t forget are Ronaldo “the phenomenon”, Luis Figo, Raul, Fernando Hierro, Roberto Carlos, Zidane and in the later years Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil,”
“However, the best out of all these I would say were Zidane and Ronaldo the Brazilian.”
He stated without any second thought that the most memorable match for a player and the best game of seasons are definitely El Classico.