The Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate is the debate which keeps on going on and on for ages. Many former footballers, coaches, managers, and commentators have had their say on the debate. Football fans have been picking their GOAT for over a decade. Recently, the former Liverpool star and Sky Sports commentator, Jamie Carragher has had his say on the Messi vs Ronaldo debate. Some fans have gone so far, as to say his opinion could be the best answer to the debate.
The Liverpool star recently appeared on a football podcast and admitted that he has always seen Messi as the better one of the two.
“I think I have possibly more respect for Ronaldo and the reason I say that is because he has got unbelievable talent but his mentality, his focus, his work rate has made him what he is, or get him to where he is, has taken him to another level.
“Whenever you think he’s finished or Messi’s done something amazing, he comes back with something again and again and again.
“And it must have been tough for him at times. Even when he was at late stages at United, early days at Madrid where no matter what he did, people would say Messi, Messi, Messi. I think now it’s a bit more even.”
Thus, Carragher appreciated the talent of both of the superstars, but admitted that he thinks Messi is more unique and talented.
“What I would say is Ronaldo does things that other players can do but he does them more often,” Jamie Carragher stated. “He scores more goals but I think Messi does things that other players can’t do.
“So you see Ronaldo score a great goal and you think, okay, well I’ve seen that before.”
“Ronaldo does it so often but Messi, the way he dribbles and runs with the ball, you very rarely see that in football now.”
“That’s what I’d always go for Messi because he does things that other players can’t and leave them open-mouthed.”
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