Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, protagonists of an endless comparison


Van Basten: "Whoever says that Cristiano is better than Messi doesn't understand anything"

Published:28/02/2020 - 22:51h

Updated:28/02/2020 - 22:51h

Marco van Basten, mythical former player of Milan and the Dutch national team, is clear who he stays with if they give him a choice between Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

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In his day, Marco van Basten trinfó with the T-shirt of the AC Milan and of the Dutch selection, being recognised like an authentic legend of the football. Recently, it conceded an interview to the Italian newspaper 'Il Ran della Sera' in which it analysed, without pelos in the tongue, the comparison between Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo established during the last decade.

The Dutch wetted clearly by the '10' Barcelona, to the that elogió openly. "Cristiano is a big player, but those that affirm that it is better that Messi do not understand at all of football. Or this or say it in bad faith. Messi is only, inimitable and irrepetible. As he go out one each fifty or one hundred years. Of boy fell inside of the pot of the genius of the football", ensured.

It is necessary to remember that, during the last decade, both have kept a pulse by the throne of the world-wide football although it is clear that, to level futbolístico, Messi is much more complete​ that the Portuguese for dominating a lot of more facets of the game. The 'Flea' has known to evolve with the step of the years and, in spite of that physically no longer is the one who was time backwards, now is a much more complete footballer, the same of effective individually and of face to door but with a sense of the collective game much more acute.

Cristiano Ronaldo, by his part, happened to be this fast extreme, powerful, filigranero and regateador, to a footballer that played much more near of the area and that centred all his energies in the section goleador. The luso already does years that does not have this capacity of colarse between any rival defence by means of to his technical quality but, his instinct of 'killer' keep him like a lethal player.

Anyway, the sixth Balloon of Gold of the career of Leo Messi, awarded to finals of 2019, did not do more than corroborating that we are in front of the best player of the planet. The Argentinian forward no for to put of self-evident day after day, split after party and goal after goal that there is not any footballer that can do him shadow. It is the biggest of all time and will keep on being the best until he same decide the contrary.

The hard withdrawal of Van Basten

In the same interview mentioned previously, Van Basten also spoke about his withdrawal. "Basically I left to play to the 28 years. It had won three Balloons of Gold. Miren to Ronaldo and to Messi, of more than thirty years, where are", said, confessing that "were 31 years old cuandome withdrew, my liver was shattered by the analgesics and had pain in my damned ankle".

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