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Star Who Played With Both Messi & CR7 Reveals Difference Between Them

A footballer who has featured alongside both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed what he believes the difference between them is, and also named whom he thinks is the better player.

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Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo left Messi's FC Barcelona ahead of the 2020/21 campaign to join Juventus and Ronaldo in Serie A.

The 24-year-old, who is among a small group of players who have shared the pitch and training ground with both superstars, recently explained the different leadership styles the Argentine and the Portuguese have.

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"Cristiano Ronaldo expresses himself more than Messi, and he gets on with everyone in the dressing room," Arthur told Desimpedidos, as cited by Marca.

"He's very active in the dressing room. He talks to everyone and has a good relationship with everyone. Maybe the fact we speak the same language makes it easier.

"Each person has their own way of demonstrating leadership. Messi does it with actions, as much as it seems he doesn't.

"He demonstrates it when he receives the ball, with his will to win the game, and all his teammates notice this."

Arthur also discussed who he thinks is the better player between Ronaldo and Messi, picking his current teammate over the Argentina captain.

"I'd go with Cristiano, we're playing together," he added.

"I'm not that close to Cristiano that I go round his house for coffee, but we have a good relationship.

"Cristiano never backs down if there's a teammate in need of something and he always gets to it with a fierce determination.

"He trains like an animal, he doesn't know when to rest and he encourages you to give your all. He always tells me what to eat, not leaving anything to chance."

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On Wednesday, Arthur won his first title with Juventus after Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata scored the goals in a 2-0 win over Napoli in the Supercoppa Italiana final.

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