Danilo, the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, puts his colleague Marco Verratti on the same level as the stars Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar or Cristiano Ronaldo with whom he plays in the club or choice.
Danilo Pereira (30) is in a good position to judge Marco Verratti (29) because he plays alongside him. in an interview in France Blue ParisThe Portuguese midfielder showered his midfield partner with praise on the eve of the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain (9pm, on RMC Sport). The former FC Porto captain believes he has never played for such a talented player.
“Marco is unbelievable, unbelievable! The things he does with the ball, and without the ball too! I’ve never seen a midfielder like him. He can do both offensive and defensive things so easily that anyone who watches them thinks they are easy. But no, it is not easy.”
He puts Italy international Danilo in the same category as the superstar who rubs his shoulders at the club or in the Portuguese selection. “Yes, I have a chance to play with these players, he continued. Messi, Neymar, Kylian and Ronaldo. I can add Verratti to it because, for me, he has the same level as the others. I am a lucky guy.”
He is not the first player in the Paris squad to praise Verratti’s game. Thus, Neymar put him on the same level as his former partners in Barcelona, Xavi and Andres Iniesta. Lionel Messi, who arrived last summer from Barcelona, also put him alongside the Spanish midfielders, calling him a “phenomenon” and a “huge player”. “Little Owl” also captivates opponents such as Pep Guardiola, who declared himself “in love” with his game last September.