Diego Simeone Rates Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

30th July, 2018

Diego Simeone is surely a household name in the world of Football generally and needs no introduction to soccer lovers and so when he voices his opinion on football matters, many are bound to stand at attention.

He did this recently and it was as usual something to pay attention to.

Especially when the topic happened to be about his opinion about the qualities and strengths of the unarguably best footballers of this present football era – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

As far as Diego is concerned, Lionel Messi is a superior player to Cristiano Ronaldo despite the fact that he also believes that the new Juventus star is the better man for a bad situation.

This clarification became necessary as a recording of Simeone stating his preference for Ronaldo emerged in the aftermath of Argentina’s shock 3-0 loss to Croatia at the World Cup. 

The Atletico Madrid head coach has now come out to affirm his belief that the Barca ace Messi is the stand-out of the pair, on the condition he is surrounded by top talent. He believes that the Argentinian captain would find it difficult to match Ronaldo’s output when played among lesser team-mates.

When asked however on who he would prefer to sign of the two stars, this is what he had to say:

“If I had to choose between Messi and Ronaldo then most likely I would choose Messi.”

The question now is “Is Diego Simeone right on the issue of who is better of the two world soccer stars?”