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Van der Vaart: My technique is better than Cristiano Ronaldo's

Rafael van der Vaart says CR7 is a "phenomenon", but that he has greater technical ability than his former Real Madrid team-mate.

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Van der Vaart: My technique is better than Cristiano Ronaldo's
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Ex-Real Madrid midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has lauded one-time club-mate Cristiano Ronaldo as a "phenomenon" - while also identifying an area in which he feels he outstrips the four-time Ballon d'Or winner.

"He's a phenomenon; when I trained alongside him, I found him so impressive - particularly his athletic capacity," he explained to Ziggo Sport in his native Holland.

Cristiano and Van der Vaart coincided at Real in the Portuguese's first season at the Bernabéu.
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Cristiano and Van der Vaart coincided at Real in the Portuguese's first season at the Bernabéu.

Van der Vaart: "I have to say I've got better technique"

"But I have to say that I've got better technique than him," declared Van de Vaart, who shared the Real dressing room with the Portugal captain in the 2009/10 season, the second of his two years in Madrid.

The former Dutch international, who is currently at Danish side FC Midtjylland following an unsuccessful spell at Real Betis in 2015/16, added: "When you see him in training, you realise how incredible he is from a physical point of view."

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