Messi VS Ronaldo is probably the most discussed topic in football. It’s all about these two super stars. Who scored more, who has more dribbles, more golden ball awards, more Champions League titles. Well, it’s a never ending rivalry.
Do these guys really see each other as competition or is it just media hype?
The only time Ronaldo and Messi are true enemies is when they face each other in the Barcelona VS R. Madrid El Clasico.
Everything else is created by the fans. As one great player to another, they have a huge respect for each other.
They both have perfect careers. From breaking records to winning titles, both Messi and Ronaldo simply can’t be compared to any other player in the world.
They’re totally different players, with different strengths and weaknesses. Ronaldo is better with his head, but Messi is better at assisting. Ronaldo is faster, but Messi has a better acceleration.
The differences go on and on, but they do have one thing in common. They both are obsessed with winning, and that’s exactly why they’re both above everyone else.
The motivation to keep training and improving, after a season where you’ve won every title there is, is the key to success.
“I’m never satisfied. I always push my limits. And I always try to get better every day.”
Ronaldo is no different. He’s obsessed (on a positive way) with being number one, and scoring more goals, more assists and more titles.
‘’Every season is a new challenge to me, and I always set out to improve in terms of games, goals, assists.”- Cristiano Ronaldo.
What do other players have to say on Messi VS Ronaldo?
This is where things get interesting. Every player has his own view and reason why he thinks one or the other is the best in the world.
“For me, Lionel Messi is quite clearly the best player ever. It’s a pleasure to pit myself against him and when I finish my career it’s something I can look back on and know I’ve tested myself against the very best.” – John Terry
“He is the best. The best in the world, yes. Probably the best ever. I saw Maradona a couple of times. I never saw Pele. But Cristiano is amazing. This man is the best… Cristiano is a goals machine. He is an incredible player. He is like Zidane, there will never be another Ronaldo.” – Jose Mourinho
“Who is the Best Player in the World? Leo Messi. Who is the Best Player Ever? Leo Messi!” – Arsene Wenger
“Ronaldo can do whatever he wants as a footballer. There are some things he does with the ball that make me touch my head and wonder how he did it.” – Luis Figo
“Messi is a special player, certainly the best attacker I’ve played against to date, but I think comparing players from different generations is difficult. All I know is that he’s spectacular and already is definitely among the best ever.” – Thiago Silva
“For me he (C. Ronaldo) is the best player in the world. A machine. Incomparable.” – Fernando Torres
And for the end, let Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard, Robin Van Persie and Joe Hart decide who’s number one in the world.