5th April, 2019
Lionel Messi once again got another vote ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo as he has been adjudged more talented than the Juventus striker. This is coming from no other person than Real Madrid great Guti himself.
According to him, the Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has more talent than Cristiano Ronaldo but the “self-made” Juventus talisman is more ambitious.
As has been the case for some time now, Messi and Ronaldo’s standing among the greats of football is often debated, with the pair winning five Ballons d’Or apiece and numerous club and individual awards.
On current form, Barca’s Messi has scored a LaLiga-high 32 goals this season and 42 in all competitions, while Ronaldo has netted 19 goals in his maiden Serie A campaign and 24 across all competitions for the Italian champions.
When prodded to pick between Messi and Ronaldo, former Madrid midfielder Guti – who is now a coach at Turkish giants Besiktas – told Marca: “Both.
“It is true that I recently tweeted that I chose Messi, but I value highly what Cristiano has done. He is a great player.
“Messi has more talent, Cristiano is more of a goalscorer, more ambition, he is a self-made player. It is incredible that in the era of Messi, he has been able to win five Ballons d’Or. He has been massively important, as he showed at Real Madrid.”
It is on record that Madrid have struggled since Ronaldo left for Juve in a stunning €112million transfer at the start of the season.
It is also a fact that the Spanish giants have already sacked two head coaches – Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari – as they languish in third position, 13 points adrift of LaLiga leaders Barcelona.
It was a real shock for many football fans as Madrid’s Champions League defence came to an end at the hands of Ajax in the last 16, having lost to Barca in the Copa del Rey semi-final.
“He has been an important factor, above all for his goals-coring productivity,” Guti said of Madrid’s all-time leading scorer Ronaldo. “Especially in big games. Real Madrid have missed Ronaldo.”