Okocha: Why Messi Is Better Than Ronaldo
Jay-Jay Okocha: Why Lionel Messi Is Better Than Cristiano Ronaldo
African legend Jay-Jay Okocha has explained why he believes Lionel Messi is a better footballer than Cristiano Ronaldo.
The former Nigeria international has revealed that he believes the Argentine is the best player in the world, suggesting that the 30-year-old is more naturally talented than the Portuguese is.
"I have to be diplomatic here, especially as I've a lot of Portuguese friends, but I tend to lean towards Messi," Okocha told FIFA's official website.
"He's a more natural talent. Ronaldo is a fantastic player, one of the best I've ever seen, but he's been a bit unfortunate to be of the same generation as Messi.
"Consequently, they have to share the limelight."
Okocha also feels that Neymar could very well be the next best player in the world.
"Messi and Ronaldo have dominated world football for a decade and, given the nature of football, at a certain point the baton will have to pass to someone else," he added.
"I think Neymar has a great chance of filling that role."
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