Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spoke as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi approach retirement about the anticipated changes in football.
In February Juventus star Ronaldo turned 35 with Barcelona skipper Messi celebrating his 33rd birthday in June.
For the past decade the pair have dominated world football and therefore the Balon d’Or as a part of their fight within the history of the best ever players in football. However, because the pair approaches the top of their glittering careers, Wenger has conceded that football is going to be forced to regulate within the post-Messi / Ronaldo period.
“We’ve never seen such players as Messi or Ronaldo. They’re players who can make anything out of nothing but they’re coming to an end,” he told Talksport for a Metro-reported interview.
“Football goes on, but the sport will change once they retire.”We have already got a replacement generation of players, with two replacements in Neymar and Kylian Mbappe”
Wenger told talkSPORT that Ronaldo and Lionel are near their retirement. it is the next generation now, and French are going to be subsequent generations. At the instant, Mbappe and Neymar are on the 2 players who have often seen because of the champions. He added saying at their point, the youth do alright. They were doing well at World Cup with Gareth Southgate.
Wenger hopes that at the ECU Championship they might be one among the contenders.’
In the meantime, former Arsenal manager Unai Emery is hesitant to mention that Mbappe will dominate the stage at the Ballon d’Or for years to return. ‘I do not know if it’s getting to be Mbappe for the Ballon d’Or,’ the Spaniard told AS in an interview. ‘He has the age, skill, and talent to realize that level, but I do not dare so categorically say that.’
Mbappe has been on the transfer shortlist for Real Madrid for several years and Emery claims that the 21-year-old is going to be a hit in La Liga