Toni Kroos, the Real Madrid midfielder, has claimed he does not see Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo as one better than the other.
Kroos added that it is difficult to compare Messi and Ronaldo and put AC Milan legend Clarence Seedorf in the greatest of all-times bracket.
Messi versus Ronaldo has been in the ongoing debate for well over a decade now, and there is no end in sight.
Both Ballon D’Or winners have been bringing out the best in each other and going neck-and-neck for individual awards.
“There are so many players in every generation who have achieved great things, Clarence Seedorf, who won the Champions League with three different clubs, comes to mind,” Kroos was quoted by MARCA saying.
“There is no doubt that Cristiano [Ronaldo] is one of the best in history. The same happens with Leo Messi. But I don’t see one [of them] as better. Because it is difficult to compare who does what on the field and how the game has changed over the decades.”
He added, “From my playing days, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo (best player of all time). Of course, I am biased because he made a decisive contribution to us winning a lot of titles. It was exciting and impressive to play alongside Ronaldo.
“We were not only team-mates but also neighbours in the dressing room and neighbours in private. He lived right next to me. Seeing what a perfectionist he is was impressive. That is why its forbidden for me to name Messi (as the best player of all time).”
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