Fformer soccer player and 1986 World Cup winner. Jorge Valdano spoke about the two best players of the last decade: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
He described the first as a phenomenon, and the second as a genius.
Despite the fact that Messi is his compatriot, former RealMadrid The player said that Ronaldo has more credit than Messi because of the work he has done to leave a legacy in world football.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is a phenomenon. He looks like a downgrade compared to Messi, who I define as a genius, but be careful, because sometimes a phenomenon has more merit than a genius, ”Valdano told TyC Sports.
“Genius is born, and the phenomenon develops. Cristiano even built himself a new body, he has a lot of credit for what he did, and he took away several Golden Ball awards from the genius.
CR7 and Real Madrid
The former Argentina international has ruled out the much-discussed possibility of the Portuguese returning to Real Madrid as the striker seeks to leave Manchester United and join a team that plays in the Champions League.
“Cristiano at Real Madrid is a closed case, that’s all. florentino [Perez, president of Real Madrid] under no circumstances would I repeat his steps, but what Ronaldo did at Real Madrid makes him one of the greatest in the history of the club, and I think that’s enough, ”he said.
Valdano’s comments come at a time when people around the world are comparing Messi’s recent cycling strike for PSG in Ligue 1 against Clermont last weekend with a CR7 goal for Real Madrid in the Champions League a few years ago against Juventus .