Cristiano Ronaldo is indeed a great player and also a former team-mate, but according to Rooney, Lionel Messi is a better player.
At least in the last two decades, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are considered to dominate the world’s best player award. Each has proven themselves with achievements, both as individuals, and as a team.
The presence of two great players at one time certainly gave rise to debate, none other than who was better between them. Many opinions about this, some consider Ronaldo better, there are also those who rate Messi number one.
Well, the MU Legend and the England national team helped to enliven this debate. Indeed, concerned is a former colleague Cristiano Ronaldo, but not necessarily assume the Portuguese mega star is better.
For Rooney, both players are exceptional scorers, but Messi thinks he has something special.
“Cristiano has been an outstanding goalscorer and he and Messi are arguably the two best players ever seen in this sport,” he said.
“But regardless of my friendship with Cristiano, I will choose Messi. For the same reason I like watching Xavi and Scholes: There are different things in the Messi game,” he wrote in the column for the Sunday Times.
Furthermore according to Rooney, the Argentine mega star is very calm, not insistent when in front of the opponent’s goal. Sometimes he can also create a lot of assists and create opportunities for his team-mates.
“I’ve talked about calm and I don’t remember seeing Messi score a goal when he kicked the ball as hard as he could. He just put them in like that, making it very easy, “he added.
“Ronaldo is cruel in the penalty box, a killer. But Messi will torture you before he finishes you. With Messi you only get the impression he is having more fun, “he said.
Messi is currently ahead of individual achievements, winning 6 Ballon d’Or titles, while the new mega star Juventus has collected 5 of the same trophies.