Former Real Madrid Captain, Iker Casillas, hails Ronaldo as more impressive than Messi.
Casillas believes Cristiano Ronaldo, was more determined to achieve the great heights he has in his career. The Los Blancos legend praises the Portuguese national, and with his loyalty to Real Madrid, it’s only natural for him to show support to the 35-year-old.
The veteran Blanco’s goalkeeper believes that Cristiano was hardworking to reach his level of success while Lionel Messi was naturally gifted.
“If I have to compare him to Messi, what Cristiano has done is more impressive because we all know the talent Messi has, but Cristiano was determined and worked hard to be the best.”
However, while inarguably, they’re both extremely talented players, Messi has won 6 Ballon d’Or titles in his career, compared to Ronaldo’s 5. The debate about their talent has been going on since they have both obtained great success and have ample titles as well.
The 39-year-old is now retiring after 5 years in Porto and speaking of the 6 years before that he spent with the Juventus forward, he says:
“Cristiano always had huge desire to be the best, ever since he was a boy and I believe he has achieved that. For people that don’t know Cristiano, he can appear to be cocky and arrogant, but it’s totally the opposite.”
He also admitted that the Messi-Ronaldo era of football is surely a great experience and one that fans have been so fortunate to witness. Both of these players are exceptionally talented, and it is tough to say who is a better player, although the Argentine is touted as a “Legend”.
“I feel we have been lucky to have been able to enjoy two phenomenal players.”
Both of these players now have very few years left of prime football, and the end of their prime football days will definitely mark the end of an era for football fans everywhere.
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