Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has enlivened the debate over the past years over who is better between Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have both been named the world’s best players for more than a decade. During that period, they continued to score many goals and consistently won prestigious titles.
Individually, both Messi and Ronaldo are ahead of other players. Each of them has collected five Ballon d’Or titles, Messi has one advantage over Juventus players.
However, the presence of the two best players in the same period caused the public to argue about who was better between the two.
Rudiger himself admitted that these two players were very prominent, at different levels compared to other players.
“They both are very prominent, and they like coming from another world,” Rudiger explained to Sky Sports.
Furthermore, the Chelsea defender revealed that Messi and Ronaldo have their respective advantages. It’s just that Rudiger is more inclined to make his choice on Messi, especially when Barcelona’s mega star is in his best condition.
“They both have different qualities. When you face Messi, the feelings that arise in your mind are all dependent on him. If he is in a good mood or is having a good day, you won’t be able to stop him. ” he said.
Not only better than Ronaldo, according to him Messi is even better than two legends of all time, Diego Maradona and Pele. The reason, Rudiger has never witnessed the performance of the two legends directly.
“If I have to choose one of them, then that is Messi. Is he the best player in history? I personally have never seen Pele or Diego Maradona play, because they did not originate in my era, so for me Messi was the best. ” he said.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are competing in terms of goals scored. The Argentine star has 627 goals, while Cristiano Ronaldo has 626 goals.