That’s the decision of journalist Raphael Honigstein, who believes Cristiano Ronaldo has needed to work more durable than Messi to achieve the elite degree they each play at.
The long-running argument as to which of the 2 superstars is the best reemerged within the Champions League this week.
It initially resurfaced when Ronaldo bagged a significant hat-trick for Juventus in opposition to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, finishing a surprising comeback that noticed the Italian giants come from two objectives behind to achieve the quarter-finals.
Messi, although, wanted only a day to reply – scoring twice in Barcelona’s 5-1 victory at house to Lyon on Wednesday.
Many are understandably torn when compelled to decide on between the 2 legends, however Honigstein makes the case for Messi.
“I nonetheless assume personally that Messi’s an absolute genius that was born with an unimaginable expertise that’s larger than anybody else,” he informed The Completely Soccer Present.
“And I believe Cristiano, who’s an unimaginable participant, needed to work far more durable than Messi to get to the place he’s. That’s simply my opinion.
“Ronaldo was born with some expertise as nicely clearly. You couldn’t work as exhausting as Ronaldo and get to the place he’s.