Register Login Scores

Tevez On The Difference Between Messi & Ronaldo

Former Argentina forward Carlos Tevez, who has played with both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, has explained how much harder the Portuguese used to work compared to his famous rival.

Reports: The Four Players Zidane Would Sign For Man Utd

Tevez spent two seasons playing alongside Ronaldo at Manchester United, and was also named on the same teamsheet as Messi on many occasions for the Albiceleste.

Asked about the difference between the pair in a recent interview, Tevez told stories of the work Ronaldo put in off the field, and also explained how football always seemed to come naturally to his countryman.

"I've never seen Messi in the gym, just as I've never seen him do technical exercise," he said, according to Calciomercato.

"He does everything in a natural way, as it all comes spontaneously with the ball.

"Ronaldo, on the other hand, instead, was always in the gym. If we trained at nine in the morning, he would train in the gym for roughly an hour before the training even started. The gym became like an obsession for him.

"When the training was set for nine in the morning, I arrived at eight and he was already there. Even if I arrived at 7:30, he was already there.

"I began to ask myself, 'How can I get rid of this guy?' So one day I arrived at six (in the morning) but he was already there! Sleepy, but he was there."

How Ronaldo Responded To 'Messi Is Better Than You' Taunts At Man Utd

Messi has scored four goals for Barcelona so far this season, while Ronaldo is yet to open his account for new club Juventus.

Between Ronaldo and Messi, who do you prefer? Let us know in the comments section below. 

nextarticle

7 EPL Signings Who Are Yet To Kick A Ball For Their New Clubs

Comments

Top 5

PSL Comment On Sundowns V Pirates Matter

54 Nov 14, 2018 09:01 AM in PSL

Okocha: Sundowns Are SA's Top Team

74 Nov 13, 2018 06:30 PM in Bundesliga News

Serero Willing To Play Anywhere For Bafana

9 Nov 14, 2018 04:43 PM in Bafana

Ballon d'Or Top Three Leaked?

37 Nov 12, 2018 08:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Former Man Utd Star Puts Hand Up For Future Coach Of Chiefs?

42 Nov 14, 2018 02:19 PM in Siyagobhoza

The Top Goalscorers In Europe Update

3 Nov 12, 2018 07:33 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Ronaldo: What I Told Angry Higuain After Red Card

9 Nov 12, 2018 08:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Matlaba & Sandilands Among Notable Exclusions From Bucs’ CAF Squad

20 Nov 13, 2018 03:22 PM in CAF Champions League

Ballon d'Or Top Three Leaked?

37 Nov 12, 2018 08:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

The Top Goalscorers In Europe Update

3 Nov 12, 2018 07:33 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Leopards Coy On New Coach Search Amid Eymael Talks

3 Nov 14, 2018 11:33 AM in Siyagobhoza

Salah Overtakes Messi Among Most Valuable Stars, CR7 Not In Top 10

6 Nov 06, 2018 01:37 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Chenene On What Bucs Could Miss With Matlaba Exclusion From CAF Squad

19 Nov 14, 2018 07:00 PM in CAF Champions League

Popular on Soccer Laduma