Despite both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo departing Barcelona and Real Madrid for pastures new, the debate about who has been the superior player in their careers continues.
Just last season as well, there were many that compared the pair’s displays at Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United to decipher who came out on top. Pedri, who played alongside Messi for a single season at Barcelona, weighed in on the age-old debate.
“Cristiano is an amazing player, a total show watching him score goals. But for me, Messi is more complete, a player who gives you all so for me, I keep with Leo Messi”, he told TCL as their official brand ambassador, as relayed by SPORF.
Ultimately, the Spanish international’s response comes as no surprise, considering he shared the pitch with the Argentine icon during his final campaign at the club, where he registered a staggering 38 goals and 14 assists in all competitions.
Training alongside a player of Messi’s calibre day in, day out while playing in tandem with the now-PSG superstar on the pitch and witnessing him turn games on their heads singlehandedly are all factors that understandably influence Pedri’s opinion.
In addition, any player that has joined Barça over the years has always been driven by the golden opportunity of playing alongside arguably the best-ever player in Barcelona’s history.
Despite the 19-year-old’s links to the Catalan side, it is hard to find faults in his rationale behind the Ronaldo-Messi debate.
While Cristiano Ronaldo has been a phenomenon of a footballer, Lionel Messi’s ability to both score and create at the highest possible level is what separates him from the rest.
With Pedri already being a fan favourite, his appreciation for Messi over Ronaldo will give culers another reason to be head over heels about him.
Source link : https://barcauniversal.com/pedri-weighs-in-on-the-messi-ronaldo-debate-explains-his-choice/
Author : Srinivas Sadhanand
Publish date : 2022-09-12 15:07:07
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