Pele chooses Messi over Ronaldo as World’s best player
Well, footballing world most prestigious award Ballon d’or is only three months away to be announced, and the debate over Ronaldo and Messi, who is world’s best is getting heated. FIFA and France Football separation has already brought to knowledge that there will be two separate awards from this year onwards as Ballon d’or and FiFA World Player of the Year will separately takes place. Everyone is giving their opinion on World’s best player. Xavi, Guardiola, Mourinho and now Pele all have praise for both players (Ronaldo & Messi), but they have said Messi has an edge over his Portuguese rival as a complete player.
Xavi Hernandez remarks on Messi and Ronaldo doesn’t go well with Ronaldo as Xavi quoted talking to Cadena SER,“Ronaldo is a player of his time,” began Xavi in an interview with Cadena SER, “the problem is that there is another who has been pretty much the best player in history. Ronaldo is extraordinary but compared to Messi, for me and for everyone who likes football, there can be no comparisons. Messi will be number one until he wants [to stop]. He’s superior to everyone and is the best in the world, unless you are Real Madrid.”
Ronaldo hits back saying,“I’m the most searched player on the internet, Anyone who wants free publicity or media attention talks about me. I couldn’t care less about what Xavi says about me, he plays in Qatar or I don’t even know where. He’s won every collective trophy, including a World Cup and the European Championship, but he’s never won a Ballon D’Or.”
Xavi remarks doesn’t go well, let’s see how Ronaldo responds to Pele
Now Pele has spoken in Messi’s favour talking to the Sport, “You mention several names, but from the last 10 or 15 years, I think Messi’s been the most consistent player, without doubt. You could mention others, like Cristiano Ronaldo, who’s a great goalscorer, he reminds me of Ronaldo. In the end, Ronaldo score goals and you see Messi giving assists and creating play, as well as scoring. In terms of being a complete player, there’s no doubt that Messi is the best.”
This clearly points out that he sees Ronaldo as a great goal scorer but Messi is world’s best as a complete package. And, it has come from football’s all time great Pele himself. It will be good to see how Ronaldo responds to sports all time great remarks, as we all know he humiliated Xavi with his remarks being egoistic. It will be great to see if he answers to Pele remarks in the same manner, just to prove his arrogance and having no respect for the great man himself.