Cristiano Ronaldo – Lionel Messi Comparison Brushed Up By Van der Vaart
Comparisons between the two best players of the decade Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi keeps flooding in, with both sharing the available Ballon D’or and FIFA Best Mens Award of the last decade, it will be hard distinguishing, who is the Best.
Despite this difficulty, ex-Tottenham and Madrid star Rafael van der Vaart has been able to bring to clarity, what makes one greater than the other.
“You know, guys like Messi… Messi will never leave Barcelona,” Van der Vaart told football.ua .
“I’m slightly sad about Ronaldo’s departure.”
Ronaldo won League and Champions League trophies in two different countries (spain and England) and is presently on course to winning in his third League, while Messi will never leave La Liga.
Messi has also had no success in the National team and despite still having some time left in his Career, will also agree its time is coming to an end but Ronaldo has already gotten a Euro Trophy with Portugal.
This will leave you no choice, when deciding whom you believe is the Greatest by the end of the individual careers.
BBC pundit Jermaine Jenas thinks it’s time to movemon from the Ronaldo – Messi era and believes it will be better, if another Worthy Player was to pick up the gong.
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“What they have done is amazing but I feel like at the start of the season we just say whoever is best out of Messi and Ronaldo, gets the award,” Jenas said.
“When you consider that players like Andres Iniesta or Xavi never won the Ballon d’Or then no one can. These two players, Messi and Ronaldo, don’t seem human and have had great seasons but if you really look at others players.
“Like (Luka) Modric this year, [Franck] Ribery for Bayern a few years ago could have got it and he didn’t get a sniff. Now (N’Golo) Kante is in that scenario, no matter what he does, he will get some recognition but never THE recognition for what he does.”