THE BALL – “Rafael Leão has the talent of Ronaldo” (Milan)

Rafael Leão is at a climax and, after his performance against Verona, a game Milan won 3-1, with two assists from the Portuguese, he is in the spotlight.

Former Sporting coach Tiago Fernandes, who worked with the 22-year-old striker in the youth team, has spoken to the Italian press about the player.

“Leão has the talent of Ronaldo, he has the talent to solve matches on his own. makes me think of Freak in speed, technique and explosion in the decisive part of the action, qualities which this season have appeared every Sunday, leading Milan to great results”, he underlined, in statements reproduced speak Soccer Italy.

The coach went back in time and unraveled the tangle of memories. “We are talking about a very special boy for me. I am happy with what he is doing. I met him when he was only 12-13 years old, I coached him in almost every team youngsters at Sporting until he made his first-team debut at just over 18. I can assure you that in Lisbon only Cristiano Ronaldo was as talented as he was in this age.

And seeing him now playing billiards for Milan is a source of pride for Tiago Fernandes: “It’s very exciting, it makes up for the many hours of work we have spent together on the pitch. I hope you win the scudetto. Rafael has the talent to play for the best clubs in the world, from Real Madrid to Barcelona. I am convinced that he has an incredible career ahead of him.

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