Date: 13th March 2009 at 9:36am
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When a great player like Zinedine Zidane says something football related, you have to take notice. There have been very few players to play the beautiful game who have been better than Zidane. For me personally, Zidane would be in my top 5 of worlds best ever players. Now Zidane has come out and said that he thinks our own Steven Gerrard is the best player in the world right now ahead of Ronaldo and Messi.

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I know not a lot of you would agree with this but I for one can see where Zidane is coming from with this statement. Zidane says Gerrard is the ‘engine room’ of our team and that is so true. We rely so much on Gerrard to pull us out of trouble and how many times has he done that for us over the years? The likes of Ronaldo and Messi are brilliant players and have amazing skills and talent but when the chips are down and you need to pick your team up, who would you rather have on your side? Gerrard for me!

Ronaldo and Messi are surrounded by great players at their clubs. I am not saying that Gerrard has bad players around him but out of the three, Gerrard is the one at a disadvantage when it comes to those around him. Gerrard has achieved so much by playing in an ‘average’ team compared to the teams Man United and Barcelona can field.

It would be a real shame if Gerrard ends his career without winning the European or World Player of the Year.