Watch Video: Roberto Carlos Here is Why I always say Cristiano Ronaldo Is a Better Player Than Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a better player than Lionel Messi, according to legendary Brazilian footballer Roberto Carlos.
It is undeniable that Ronaldo and Messi are incredibly talented and accomplished athletes who have achieved numerous records and accolades throughout their careers, but the question still lingers – who is the GOAT?
The never-ending, ever-divisive debate on who the better player is between Ronaldo and his long-term rival continues to rage on despite both players entering the concluding phase of their careers.
Offering his two pence on the discussion, Carlos, who was known for his intense love for training and dedication to his craft, tilted towards Ronaldo in the GOAT argument.
“These days, when you talk about football, you talk about Neymar, Messi and Ronaldo. Cristiano has worked to improve” Carlos told Fox Sports in 2017 as quoted by Sportskeeda.
“When you talk about the Ballon d’Or or any other prize, it’s not just any person who votes, it’s people who know football, who follow the stats of the players and pick the best in the world.
The Brazilian once famously stated that “football is my life, training is my passion”, and comes as no surprise he favours Ronaldo ahead of Messi due to the former’s dedication to training.
“I watch him train every day and the way he works is exciting. He wants to improve every day. That’s the difference with Messi. Leo is a phenomenon, we never talk about Neymar… but that side of Cristiano, of training, professionalism, focus, motivation, success…Cristiano has an advantage over all the others.”