The biggest problem with the British media and football in recent years is that every up-and-coming English player is compared to a legend of the game.
Well, we’re sorry to do this, but we’re adding our names to that list. To be fair, though, Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli has given use genuine reason to compare him with Ronaldinho – by recreating one of the Brazilian’s greatest goals in BT Sport’s
Back in 2005, Ronaldinho was the greatest player in world football and was on his way to helping establish Barcelona as the European powerhouse that they have been for the past decade. Unfortunately for Chelsea, they were facing off against him at Stamford Bridge.
The South American scored two in West London and his second was one of the most memorable goals in the Champions League’s history, as he shimmied to distract the defender before firing a brilliant effort into the net. John Terry’s late goal ended up sending Chelsea through to the semi-finals, but only the winners (and the great goals) are remembered.
All that remains is for Alli to pull this out of the bag in the Champions League for Spurs this season.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 17, 2016