15th October, 2018
Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola has come out to heap praises on the duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for their phenomenal contributions to the growth of football with their consistent high-level performances on the pitch of play for such a long period of time.
For years now, both players have dominated the world of football and are still doing just that despite the fact that they are now in their thirties.
Over the last 10 years, every Ballon d’Or award has been taken home by either Ronaldo or Messi, with the two tied on five each.
Pep Guardiola of course, knows what Messi is like as a coach first-hand from his time at Barcelona and he believes his personality rubs off on team-mates, adding that he and Juventus star Ronaldo are a cut above everyone else.
“Leo is a competitive, fierce animal,” Guardiola told reporters at Festival dello Sport.
“That helps others to be competitive. He hates to lose and plays like when he was a kid. In big matches, if the team helps him, he makes the difference.
“Together with Cristiano [Ronaldo] we have lived and are living an era of two phenomena.
“They have spent 10 years scoring 50 goals a season. It’s incredible. It’s not one year, it’s year after year, more and more.”
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