A Real Madrid star has joined the ongoing debate as to who the better player between FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is.
The debate has flared up once again after former Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez recently labelled the Argentine star as the best player in history.
Now Ronaldo's teammate Luka Modric has voiced his opinion on who the better player between the Blaugrana and Los Blancos superstar is.
"The fact that (Ronaldo) is back means a lot to us," Modric said via Real's official website.
"He's a great player and his presence and leadership out on the pitch are very important. I'm sure that with every game he plays, he'll get stronger.
"In my eyes, Cristiano is the best player in the world, although I don't like to compare and we should just enjoy watching him and (Lionel) Messi."
Ronaldo marked his return from injury with a goal on Saturday, when Real beat Osasuna 5-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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