Who is truly the greatest soccer player of all-time: Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? People have asked this question for a long time and everyone’s got an opinion.
Three of the players who were teammates with them during their careers recently told The Sun who they taught is better.
“It is impossible to make a comparison between the two of them or say who is the best.
They are at a level on a par with each other and well above everybody else and that has been the case for several years.”
“[Ronaldo and I] had already played together with Real. Many years have passed, and I have found another player, a more mature person, with a family.
I enjoyed playing alongside him before and I am glad that we are back together.
I’m a forward and I have the chance to play with Messi. It’s a privilege to play alongside him.
Every time he gets the ball you need to be on your toes because you know that at any moment he can give you a great ball or pull your marker away from you.
He does things that a striker can anticipate but a defender can’t.”
“[Ronaldo] is a very important player, who is always present and ready to play.
He is very serious about the responsibility of leading our country, we have great spirit, and he’s a great example for all of us.
Everyone knows that Messi is very, very good. He does things in games that you cannot explain; he just knows different things and can do it.
In training it is a show, because every day he can invent something new.
You think you’re used to it, but there is always one day you go to the dressing room surprised by something he has done.”
As you can see, if three top players who were teammates with both of them and are qualified to give their opinion can’t make up their minds, then how can someone claim either one of them is better? As a Manchester United and FC Barcelona fan I’ve always enjoyed watching these two legends play. I can’t proclaim either of them as the best like most people do, I am just happy that we got to witness them in our lifetime.