Zidane rates Gerrard as worlds best soccer player

March 13th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar.13 (ANI): Former French football captain Zinedine Zidane has called Englands Steven Gerrard the best player in the world and the heartbeat of the Liverpool team. Is he the best in the world? He might not get the attention of Messi and Ronaldo but yes, I think he just might be. If you dont have a player like Steven Gerrard, who is the engine room, it can affect the whole team, The Sun quoted Zidane, as saying. When we were winning league titles and European Cups at Real, I always said Claude Makelele was our most important player. There is no way myself, Figo or Raul would have been able to do what we did without Claude and the same goes for Liverpool and Gerrard, he added.
No team will be successful without a heartbeat and you can see Gerrard is that heartbeat. He has great passing ability, can tackle and scores goals, but most importantly he gives the players around him confidence and belief. You cant learn that players like him are just born with that presence, he said. (ANI)

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