Didi Hamann, a Liverpool veteran, slammed Cristiano Ronaldo after his performance in Portugal’s 3-2 World Cup triumph over Ghana on Thursday evening.
During the game, Ronaldo opened the scoring from the penalty spot, becoming the first footballer to score in five different World Cups.
But Hamann says Ronaldo is not the same player he used to be, noting that he handed up the ball during the contest.
According to him, Portugal looks pedestrian with Ronaldo in their squad.
“I don’t think he is the same player – I don’t know if this is match fitness or because he has not played. If you watch him today, the balls he’s given away, he’s never given away in his career,” Hamann told RTE.
“I think he lost at least a yard, but what he still does, he is probably still the best in the air because the spring he has got is unbelievable.
When asked if Ronaldo could still help Portugal, Hamann added: “I’m not too sure. They look pedestrian.
“Obviously off set pieces, he can always score because he is good with his head, but whether he gets another club or where he gets another club, I am not too sure.”