Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi… but there is a lack of legends playing today, laments Brazil star Pele
Pele was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying: “George Best, Bobby Moore, Jairzinho, Bobby Charlton, Pele, Zico, Beckenbauer, Cruyff, Zidane, Maradona. Now you say Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi — Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi. It’s not too good for football.
“At the moment the best player in the world is Ronaldo. I admire him, if I had to set up a national team he would be my first pick. But in the meantime I feel sorry because today and the last five years, you just mention two big stars. Some years ago, you had a lot of players.”
So, there you go. Ronaldo is the best player in the world.
I was a Messi man, but Pele knows much more than me!
Messi and Ronaldo are both involved in international tournaments this summer.
Ronaldo begins his Euro 2016 bid this evening when Portugal take on Iceland. Meanwhile, Messi has already scored (another) hat-trick for Argentina, coming off the bench to bag three in a 5-0 win over Panama at the Copa America.