Griez­mann not worth RM550 mil­lion, says McMana­man

New Straits Times - - Sport -

Cris­tiano Ron­aldo is worth dou­ble An­toine Griez­mann’s £100 mil­lion (RM550 mil­lion) price tag after Real Madrid’s tal­is­man out­classed the Atletico Madrid for­ward in the Cham­pi­ons League semi-fi­nal, be­lieves Steve McMana­man.

Griez­mann has been heav­ily touted as a sum­mer tar­get for Jose Mour­inho, but it was the for­mer Manch­ester United man who took all the head­lines at the Bernabeu.

Ron­aldo bagged a hat-trick against his city ri­vals to give his side a three-goal cush­ion go­ing into the sec­ond leg at Vi­cente Calderon next week.

“We all ex­pected Atletico to score goals with their fir­ing line,” McMana­man said on BT Sport. “The big play­ers re­ally turned up to­day and I think that’s the dif­fer­ence.

“You talk about Griez­mann be­ing a £100 mil­lion player, he didn’t do any­thing to­day, did he? He did not do any­thing. So he hasn’t put him­self in the shop win­dow at all.

“If he is worth £100mil­lion then Ron­nie (Ron­aldo) is worth £200 mil­lion isn’t he?”

The Por­tuguese for­ward showed his value once by step­ping up on the big oc­ca­sion for his side.

All the talk be­fore the clash in the Span­ish cap­i­tal was about how both star play­ers, Ron­aldo and Griez­mann, would com­pare against one an­other.

And McMana­man be­lieves the Real star out­classed the French­man on the big­gest stage.

“He (Ron­aldo) is so clin­i­cal, so, so clin­ica. We talked about com­par­isons be­tween Ron­nie and Griez­mann, and there was one win­ner.”

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