Casemiro - 'Spectacular' Ronaldo MUST win the Ballon d'Or

Ronaldo Penalty

Real Madrid and Brazilian international has heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo saying that his teammate should win the prestigious award this year…

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has revealed that he has no doubt that team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world and that the Portuguese international deserves to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or this year.

The midfielder who has found the back of the net 62 times this season, a total which amasses to more goals than any Premier League team over the same period is one of the favourites for the award alongside Franck Ribery and four-time winner Lionel Messi.

Casemiro feels that it would be the logical choice if Ronaldo emerged victorious following his fine performances in 2013 in which he has been ‘Spectacular’.

'He has to win the Ballon d'Or. He is spectacular,' the Brazilian told the Real Madrid’s official website.

'There is no doubt that he is the best player around right now. If he scores two goals in a match, he always wants more and keeps on giving. I always watch what he does. He trains well, is always happy and has always helped me.'

Casemiro, a Brazilian international believes that he is worthy of being held in the same regard of other Madrid legends such as Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo, saying: 'Zidane is the best player and a great person, Ronaldo Nazario is spectacular. It's a dream to be at the same club as these great players, I never imagined it.'

Casemiro has found his place at Real Madrid harder to earn this year thanks to the wealth of talent at the club paired with the arrival of players such as Gareth Bale, but in his three La Liga starts he has shown some of the qualities which he hopes will guide him to next year’s World Cup in his home nation, Brazil.

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