Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been by far the best players in the world for many years. Guillem Balague, a well-known journalist and author of biographies, pointed out the differences between the two players.
The Argentinean and Portuguese dominated football in the 21st century. From 2008 to 2019, only once did one of them win the Golden Ball. The break is 2018, when the award was presented to Luka Modricia.
The debate about the superiority of one star over another has been going on for many years. Balague points out that the two players are difficult to compare due to the different way of playing.
– Cristiano Ronaldo has been focused all his career on finishing the action, he wanted and wants the whole team to play for him. All he does is boom! On the other hand, Messi goes back deeper and deeper over time, he wants to cover an ever larger area of the pitch, and have an influence on more and more matters in the team’s game. – Balague said in an interview with the weekly “Soccer Nożna”.
According to the journalist, both great players also share their view of football. According to him, Messi has broader horizons.
Ronaldo doesn’t understand football well enough. Messi yes, he doesn’t. You can talk to Messi about the game as such, to Cristiano only about himself. CR is already involved in a variety of endeavors through its people. I do not rule out that after the end of his football career he will decide to become a business star Balague admitted.
Both giants changed clubs before the season. Ronaldo returned to Manchester United, for which he scored nine goals in fourteen matches. Messi plays for PSG. His record is four hits in nine games.