AS Roma legend Francesco Totti has joined the world’s greatest debate and tossed in his two cents.
The Italian, who retired from football after a remarkable 25-year career with the aforementioned outfit, spoke during the International Sports Conference in Dubai, lending his opinion on the changes in football.
“Football has changed profoundly between my time and now,” he said, via Mundo Deportivo. “I prefer the romantic football of before, now everything is a matter of business.
“There are players like [Cristiano] Ronaldo and Neymar, but Neymar is an example of this exaggerated price, it is too much to pay 220 million euros for a player. This goes beyond reality.”
Totti also said who he thinks is better when it comes to Ronaldo and arch-rival Lionel Messi. The Portuguese star was named the Best FIFA Men’s Player for 2017, also winning the Ballon d’Or this year. But the former midfielder picked Messi as the best player in the world, adding a snide remark as well.
“Messi is number one,” he said. “But do not tell Cristiano!”