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World Cup-Winning Boss: I Pick Messi Over Ronaldo!

World Cup-Winning Boss: I Pick Lionel Messi Over Cristiano Ronaldo!

By Keegan Kruger - May 29, 2018 05:31 PM @KeeganKruger

Germany manager Joachim Low has explained why he would prefer FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi to Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in his team.

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The duo, who have already cemented their place among the game's greats, have dominated the Ballon d'Or over the past 10 years, and have been at the centre of a raging debate as to who the better player between them is for years.

Speaking in an interview recently, Die Mannschaft boss Low revealed why who would prefer to have Messi over Ronaldo in his team. 

"I would stick with Messi," he told Bild

"Cristiano Ronaldo is sensational, a very good professional, an incredible goalscoring machine for many years, but Messi is the most complete player I have seen.

"He is a great team player. He's provided 30 to 40 assists for the last 10 years, as well as scoring around 50 goals.

"He's capable of leaving eight or nine players in his path, and his goals always stay in your memory."

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While Ronaldo has won the European Championship with Portugal, Messi is yet to win a big competition with Argentina, having finished as runners-up in three major tournaments with the Albiceleste – at the 2014 World Cup and in the latest two editions of the Copa America.

Do you agree with Low's opinion? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Ada_khosii Joined: 08 Feb 2017
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Ada_khosii May 30, 2018 02:31 PM
So winning 5 ucl makes one superior than the other ? Hehehe ai netball fans
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Nick#10 Joined: 08 Dec 2016
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Nick#10 May 30, 2018 12:41 PM
Some bloggers are hurt or illiterate here da coach backed his statement why he chose Messiah over Penaldo nd they will tell us abwt the trophies Penaldo won with his teammates hahaha jokers
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Sobz Ndabs May 30, 2018 10:23 AM
@Pirates_999 you're right my Galactico this Ronaldo has contributed to Portugal's 2016 championship winning, he also play part in all five Champions League gold medals he has, he's the all time UCL top goal scorer, even today he's UCL champion because he helped his to achieve that while Messi's was knocked out by the minors
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Pirates_999 May 30, 2018 08:05 AM
When you play for a team like Madrid you don't need to run 8 players if you have best midfielders you just need to score goals that's all. Running around like a headless chicken will never win you Champions league
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Fhulu m May 30, 2018 08:04 AM
Mxm useles coments by a high profile coach did ronaldo faill to get 40 to 30 assist in the lasts 10 years, how boring
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MR E May 29, 2018 11:29 PM
That's true Messi is the best decorated player in the whole world, he's phenominal and I don't think will ever have a player like Messi!
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NkosieOFsoccer@ May 29, 2018 08:59 PM
Cr7 is best, the game transformer, I personally disliked him in 2003 to '05, then he started 2 mature as gud wine, he has transformed his game while always getting the important goals hence his UEFA Cl game and international say's it all....!!!
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manchiefsterlona May 29, 2018 08:28 PM
We mustn't forget that RM n Barca are amongst the most supported teams around the world, So, most of the people go with the player who plays for the team they support. But to tell the truth, they are both good at what they do and they do it so perfect. The only difference between the two, and that is according to me, is ATTITUDE and a bit of what Mr Low said "He's capable of leaving eight or nine players in his path, and his goals always stay in your memory.
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FIFA behind chiefs May 29, 2018 08:19 PM
@melusi9473 which means is better than ronaldo
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FIFA behind chiefs May 29, 2018 08:17 PM
messi best player ever .
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Ricworld May 29, 2018 08:04 PM
Almost every renowned football players and coaches acknowledges that Messi is the best. Only people who hardly touched a football in their lives thinks otherwise,Ronaldo might be better looking between the 2 but that doesn’t mean he is the best. We are talking football not modeling cows!
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melusi9473 May 29, 2018 07:38 PM
@Bans-Matiki, he didn't say he is not the best,he said he can prefer to have Messi in his team not Ronaldo.
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Khosi-Koi May 29, 2018 06:43 PM
Will always say this... These two players are totally deferent so there is no need to compare or chose one over the other... And when comparing the two, one is choosing according to which club is he supporting
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Skhokho-se-khosi May 29, 2018 06:27 PM
Eish thats the truth and it hurts
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Bans-Matiki Joined: 19 Mar 2018
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Bans-Matiki May 29, 2018 06:05 PM
I totally disagree with u mr,watever but Ronaldo is the best player in this world
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Matayitayi May 29, 2018 06:01 PM
MESSIDONA
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Siwelele.masele@gmail.com May 29, 2018 05:57 PM
Guys did u check the best goal of UCL between Rinaldo n Bale?
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Siwelele.masele@gmail.com May 29, 2018 05:55 PM
Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion,however both players are the best as mach as I like Ronaldo n I HV my own reasons.
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Voltaire May 29, 2018 05:49 PM
And then you will SL bloggers with no knowledge with regards to football, who have never even kicked a tennis in their lives tell u Ronaldo is more complete because he uses all his limbs to score.
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Deftman05 May 29, 2018 05:44 PM
The best coach has spoken and I concur to that

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