Brassell names Portugal’s best player


European football expert, Andy Brassell has snubbed Cristiano Ronaldo and named Bernardo Silva as Portugal’s best player.

Silva currently plays for Manchester City, while Ronaldo plays for Al-Nassr.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Brassell said: “Roberto Martinez does have options. But there is so much quality in that Portuguese squad, I think people understand if he takes those options.

“I think Cristiano Ronaldo realises now that sometimes he will start, sometimes he will be a squad player and that is just the way he is going to have to live with.

“It’s interesting because when you think about criticising Ronaldo two or three years ago, you would have been treated completely heresy in Portugal. Whereas now, I think people understand that Bernardo Silva is their best player.”