Many players and managers in the game often choose one player over another. But some people refuse to call Messi or Ronaldo a better player than the other.
In their nearly two years of professional career, the two have been outstanding performers for the club and the national team. As the two most prolific shooters since the turn of the century, Messi and Ronaldo each contributed nearly 1,000 goals. They are the only two players who have won at least 5 Ballon d'Or and scored 100 Champions League goals. Despite being on the wrong side of the 30-year-old, Messi and Ronaldo are still strong.
Here, we offer you five people who refuse to choose between Messi and Ronaldo.
#5 Luis Enrique
Before the game against Portugal last year, Spain coach Luis Enrique was asked who he thinks is the better player between Messi and Ronaldo.
However, Enrique, who coached Messi for three years in Barcelona, refused to choose one. Instead, he said that despite being on the wrong side of the 30-year-old, both players are commendable for their high-level performance.
Recently, Enrique took Spain to the semi-finals of Euro 2020. The tournament saw Cristiano Ronaldo score five goals and record an assist, but his efforts failed to avert holders Portugal's Round-of-16 exit.
#4 Andre Gomes
Portugal midfielder Andre Gomez is one of the few players who has played with Messi and Ronaldo. The 28-year-old played alongside Messi in Barcelona for three years (2016-18 season), while Gomez played with Ronaldo in Portugal.
Four years ago, in an interview with Radio Catalunya’s Tot Costa show, the then Barcelona midfielder was asked to choose between Messi and Ronaldo. Gomez simply replied that he had great respect for both players and refused to choose one of them.
#3 Ronald Koeman
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman only managed Lionel Messi for one season at the club. During his continued tenure at the Nou Camp.
Before the game, Koeman was asked to choose between Messi and Ronaldo. But the Dutch refused to participate in the debate. Instead, he praised the longevity of the two players, calling them the best players in the past fifteen years. Koeman.
#2 Andrea Pirlo
In the only season coaching Juventus in the 2020-21 season, Andrea Pirlo coached Cristiano Ronaldo. The Bianconeri coach faced Lionel Messi twice and lost at home before the Ronaldo master class inspired Juventus to win at the Nou Camp.
#1 Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba has been in a hot state this season. The Frenchman started his campaign with four assists and then scored three more goals in the next four games. Ronaldo has joined Pogba at Old Trafford and Ronaldo has scored three goals in two league games.
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