Coronavirus brings Sports and life in general to a halt across the world, amidst this, football stars started answering difficult questions, With the most difficult one being,
Who is the best in the world — Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?
After David Beckham and Wayne Rooney, Brazilian legends Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Pele enrolled the discussion which left many arguing who is a more unconditional player.
Messi and Ronaldo have conquered European football for over a decade now and won 11 of the last 12 Ballon d’Or awards. The Barcelona captain grabbed the Golden Ball for a record sixth time in December.
The 40-year-old Ballon d’Or winner who was recently in jail over a case of fake passport picked his former teammate Messi and lamented not to get more time to play with him.
Ronaldinho was quoted by the sports bible as saying, “Messi. I would have loved to continue playing alongside him. I didn’t get enough time with him, he was very young. I’d love to take to the pitch with him one more time.”
“He’s the best in history, no doubt. Nobody has done what Messi’s done. The other one [Ronaldo] is complete, he has it all. So does Messi, but it’s a question of taste and I prefer Messi’s style,” added Ronaldinho.
Ronaldo also indicated a similar statement. “He [Messi] is out of this world. Cristiano, too, but I see Leo as more complete,” the 43-year-old said. “He’s great. I like him much more than any other player. Everything he does is spectacular.”
The 79-year-old Pele called the Argentinian a skilled player and told SportStar, “He [Messi] is a skilled player, gives assists, passes, scores, dribbles well. If we were in the team together, the opponents should worry about two players, not just one! Today, Messi is the most complete player.”
‘Despite my friendship with Ronaldo, I’d go with Messi’ says Wayne.
Pele, yet felt that is was not a golden era for football.”Once, you found two or three in every country with great football culture,”
Pelé concluded, “Eusébio, [António] Simões, [Johan] Cruyff, [Franz] Beckenbauer, [Diego] Maradona, Garrincha, Didi. How many did I say? There were so many. Today, we have two or three in all. Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, I would say Neymar - who in Brazil has not yet managed to become a great figure.”