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Villas-Boas compares Payet to Messi and Ronaldo

Lionel Messi of Barcelona, Dimitri Payet of Marseille, Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus
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Andre Villas-Boas believes Dimitri Payet plays a similar role in the Marseille team that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi play in their teams.

Event in the later stages of their career, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi continue to dominate football with putting on world-class performances week in week out.

With 17 goals and 2 assists, Cristiano Ronaldo has had his involvement in almost 50 percent of Juventus’ goals in Serie A so far. Lionel Messi, on the other hand, accounts for a massive 40 percent of Barcelona’s goals. The Argentine also leads the La Liga goalscoring charts with 14 goals to his name.

And Andre Villas-Boas has suggested that Marseille star man Dimitri Payet carries a similar burden. However, the former Chelsea coach added that he does not see it as a negative aspect for the Marseille team considering Payet’s quality.

“Barcelona are Messi dependent, Juventus are Ronaldo dependent. If we’re Payet dependent, we’re Payet dependent,” he said as per Goal.

“But it doesn’t worry me. Good players make the difference. But I’ve got no problems handling something like that.

“We missed him. He’s a player who can make that last pass and can score. He was suspended today but the players who we had played a brave game.