The Real Madrid and Portugal talisman believes every player is unique and therefore no star can be dubbed as being the “same” as another.
Real Madrid and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo rejects the notion that there will ever be a player who is the “same” as him in the future.
Ronaldo, who recently celebrated signing a contract extension which ties him to Madrid until 2021, has been busy sweeping up awards following a remarkable 2015-16 campaign.
The 31-year-old helped Madrid win their 11th Champions League crown, before playing a key role in helping Portugal defeat France in the Euro 2016 final.
But when asked whether there could be a “next Cristiano Ronaldo” in the future, the forward insisted every player is unique and therefore cannot be dubbed as being the same as another.
“No one can be the next Cristiano Ronaldo, there are no doubles,” Ronaldo told Marca.
“The next will be what he has to be, but never the same. That doesn’t happen.
“I see in Europe many young talents, I can mention several: Renato Sanches, Andres Gomes, or Joao Mario.
“There are many to choose from and I’ve only mentioned the Portuguese, but there are many in Europe who have the capacity to go far.
“I am very happy because these great talents assure that football will always be strong.”
Ronaldo is currently away with the Portugal squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Latvia on Sunday.
The reigning European champions lost their opening qualifier against Switzerland but bounced back with victories over Andorra and Faroe Islands in October.
Ronaldo netted four of the goals against Andorra, before converting another against Faroe Islands during the last international break.
The former Manchester United man has also been in good form for Real of late, scoring four goals in his last four La Liga games.