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Gerrard On Why He Still Prefers Messi To Ronaldo

Steven Gerrard On Why He Still Prefers Lionel Messi To Cristiano Ronaldo

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jun 21, 2018 04:46 PM @KurtLaduma

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has revealed why he still prefers Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the great start the Portuguese has had at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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The Real Madrid superstar has made a sensational start to the World Cup in Russia, scoring four times in two games, including a hat-trick.

However, Gerrard, who went up against Ronaldo many times in his career, still believes Messi is a better team player than the Los Blancos man.

"They're very different for me," he said, according to GiveMeSport.

"I think they're both operating on a different planet to every footballer that's ever lived, probably besides your Peles and your Maradonas.

"But Messi for me is more of a team player. If he's in on goal, he'll look for a pass, as well as obviously posting really, really good numbers individually as well.

"Ronaldo, for me, is more individual. He's hungry for goals, he's a little bit more selfish, whether that be in a good way or a bad way, and obviously the profile of the players is very different in terms of size.

"I think they're different in many ways but what I will say to them, and the biggest compliment I can give them, is they're operating on a different planet than any other footballer out there at the moment.

"I go Messi. I'm not selfish, I'm a team player."

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Argentina will play Croatia in their second Group D clash on Thursday evening, where he will be looking to get on to the scoresheet.

Do you agree with Gerrard's opinion on Messi and Ronaldo? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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i lost my respect for u legend
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Faysal Jun 22, 2018 09:18 AM
Well said 3 goat
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Baba Luvuno Jun 21, 2018 10:27 PM
Wena Gerald u a still suffering from the heart attacks that king Ronaldo gave u b4 he left Manchester
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Soni_JX Jun 21, 2018 07:47 PM
Surely 15 goals in 1 UEFA CL season "benefits the team less". Or rather I say, his 4 goals in the World Cup as we speak "benefits Portugal less".....just because he is Ronaldo and not Messi (who's penalty miss and goalless game "benefit Argentina more").
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Soni_JX Jun 21, 2018 07:37 PM
Messi plays for the benefit of the team.....I assume, that implies "more than Ronaldo"!! Then at club level...Messi's "playing for benefit of the team" got them to Quarter Finals of UEFA CL. Ronaldo's "playing less for the benefit of the team" made Madrid the only team in UEFA to lift UEFA CL 4 times in 5 years.
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Mr Moloto Jun 21, 2018 05:58 PM
I know u english guys are jealous but i never thought you gerrard of all people would jealous your european brother like this? Had messi be a european and ronaldo be an american you would go for ronaldo so now your jealousy for ronaldo as he is the best european thing ever happened and you failed to archive that you goat
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Matayitayi Jun 21, 2018 05:54 PM
True ,Messi plays for the benefit of the team and he is a midfielder while ronaldo plays more as a striker
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Hippo Jun 21, 2018 05:15 PM
Rinaldo a goal goal poacher dealy in the box but messi a combo of all that
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Hippo Jun 21, 2018 05:14 PM
Spot on mr Gerrard.i go messi am not selfish am a team player..a combo of everything..he just makes playing soccer easily
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dddagam Jun 21, 2018 05:09 PM
Ronaldo enjoys being a leader and taking responsibility,messi enjoys just shying away from the lime light
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MR E Jun 21, 2018 04:57 PM
He's right Messi plays as a team and Penaldo is more selfish and wanna play alone!

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