The debate on who is the greatest football player of all time between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has been on for a very long time, now Super Eagles midfielder, Ramos Azeez has named, who he believes is the best among the duo.
There are 11 Ballon d’Or awards between Ronaldo and Messi, and lots of individual titles between them, and many team trophies, but Azeez, who has played against both players, believes the Argentine is the best among the two greats.
In an interview with Punch, Granada midfielder, Azeez, who spent the 2020-2021 campaign on loan to Cartagena in the Segunda División (Spanish second division), believes the Barcelona star is ranked above every other player he has played against.
Azeez said the toughest player he has faced is Messi, he said: “I have faced a lot of players and in La Liga. I have played against Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and so many of them, but I can tell you that the toughest player that I have ever come across in my entire career is Messi.
He went on to say the Argentine is capable of doing many things, saying: “Everybody knows what Messi is capable of doing. There are times you feel he is not on the pitch and another minute he makes things happen. Also, I can tell you that it is easy to take Ronaldo out of a game but you can’t do that to Messi because he is always difficult to stop.”
Lionel Messi scored a stunning freekick for Argentina in their Copa America opener against Chile, and hours later, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace for Portugal in their first match in the 2020 edition of the European Championship.
Who do you think is the G.O.A.T between Messi and Ronaldo?