‘Messi extra proficient than Cristiano…’: Verstappen weighs in on GOAT debate | Soccer Information

Who’s the best ever footballer – Messi or Ronaldo? The controversy between Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi continues to linger regardless of the latter successful World Cup final Sunday. Each footballing icons had by no means change into World Champions earlier than and it was anticipated that after Messi-led Argentina lifted the coveted trophy, the controversy will finish in favour of the previous Barcelona man. Nonetheless, that does not appear to be the case.

The present System 1 world champion Max Verstappen additionally shared his views on the identical throughout an interview with ViaPlay.

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“They’re very completely different, so I can not select. I discover it unimaginable to decide on as a result of I believe Messi has extra expertise than Cristiano, however Cristiano has simply stored on working and being extremely match. I imply, what he does at his age is unimaginable, however that is how one can change into very, superb as nicely,” stated Verstappen.

Nonetheless, Messi not solely outshined Ronaldo by successful the World Cup but additionally acquired the higher of him when it comes to particular person efficiency within the match. In seven matches, the Argentina captain scored seven targets and supplied three assists. Messi was awarded the ‘Golden Ball’ for his all-round efficiency. Ronaldo, however, scored only one time in 5 matches.

Messi received the Participant of the Match award 5 occasions throughout the course of the match, taking his general tally to 11. This was a brand new world report as Messi now stands approach forward of Ronaldo when it comes to Participant of the Match awards in World Cup. Ronaldo has received it six occasions on the World Cups.


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