Before Lionel Messi, the prospect of a player scoring 91 goals for club and country in a calendar year was never even thought of – never mind achieved. But it’s not only his remarkable talent that makes us at the Fan Park prefer him over Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s his character. To him, it appears as if it’s no big deal! He’ll go past six players, hit the back of the net and celebrate as if it was a tap in finish, and that’s what makes him more likeable!
But here are a few more reasons why we’d have Messi in our team over glamour boy Ronaldo.
He’s widely known as one of the greatest goal-scorers of all-time, but what makes him better than CR7 is the fact that he’s extremely unselfish when going forward for Barcelona. He could be standing with just the goalkeeper to beat, but will square the ball for his teammate rather than shoot – something you’ll hardly see Ronaldo do!
He Doesn’t Sulk
Does Messi moan at his fellow teammates? No. Does he go off at his coach after a teammate is underperforming? No. But these are things we see often from the Portuguese winger. Messi just gets on with his own game, rather than focussing on anyone else’s – and that’s why we respect him more than we respect Ronaldo.
Leaves The Referees Alone
Time and time again, we see Ronaldo hitting the ground after the match official doesn’t award him the penalty – where most of his goals tend to come from, so actually, it’s no surprise that he throws his tantrums, is it? Messi on the other hand, just accepts every decision that the referee makes. He puts his head down and continues to work for his side.
Messi Is More Humble Than Ronaldo
I don’t think that this point can be argued. He isn’t up to date with latest hairstyle trends, nor does he care that he’s broken countless records. However, his nemesis does it all for the cameras! If you don’t agree, look at all the times he’s taken his shirt off and flexed at the corner flag! His showboating is a little ridiculous if you ask me.
He Is A Phenomenon!
He is simply the best player to ever walk the earth. We will see many more Ronaldo’s in our time, but we will never see another Lionel Messi!
Who do you prefer, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?