Xavi, the former Barcelona midfielder feels that comparing Ronaldo and Messi is kind of being in a messy situation. He feels that the Real Madrid star is quite extraordinary, however quite unluckily to be playing during the era when there is the ‘best player in the history’.
The former Barcelona captain Xavi feels that most people know and think that Lionel Messi is much better than Cristiano Ronaldo, besides the Real Madrid fans. Both the players have been considered and still are one of the hot-shot players in the field of world football. And they have been sharing the Ballons d’Or for the past eight years.
Even though Messi has been holding the title, Ronaldo is able to display his exploits with Madrid. At the Euro 2016, Portugal became the winners and he was crowned as the UEFA’s Best Player, last month in Europe.
Furthermore, his performance during the 2015-16 has made him one of the hot favorites for getting the world title. However, Xavi has doubts whether it is possible as the 31-year-old is nothing in comparison to his Camp Nou team member.
Also, according to the Al Sadd mildfield, the entire world feels the same especially the ones that are linked to the Madrid. Xavi feels that Ronaldo is the player of his time, but there is another individual who is and will be considered as the best player in the football history, and it is a fact that is hard to avoid.
No doubt, Ronaldo is quite extraordinary and when compared to Messi, for those individuals who like football and even Xavi, it is not compatible to differentiate. Messi will always be the number one until he wishes for. He is the best in the world and superior to other players and this can be hard to digest if you are a Real Madrid fan.
Comparison Of Messi And Ronaldo
Both are considered to be the greatest player in the history of the football and they are not only famous but even idolized by millions around the world. You can compare Messi and Ronaldo as the heart and tongue of football lovers and they have been like that for the past 6-7 years. Besides playing and enjoying the game for their individual titles, they are even helping their national team and club in being dominant in the soccer world.
The statistics as per their achievements for 2015-2016 can provide a certain tidbit on whose is the best. In all major competitions, Messi has made 48 appearances and scored 41 goals and 21 assists. Ronaldo had 47 appearances, scored 51 goals and 15 assists.
In the 48 appearances, Messi had, he appeared 33 for La Liga where he scored 26 goals and had 16 assists. While Ronaldo, had 36 appearances, but scored 35 goals and did 11 assists. For the Champions League, Messi had 7 appearances, finished with 6 goals and 1 assists; but Ronaldo had 11 appearances, 16 goals and did 4 assists.
Statistically speaking Ronaldo is leading this year, but still, it is hard to determine who is best. There are still months left for the year to end, and there is a high probability that Messi can strike back. Let’s wait and watch.