The influence of Messi on Cristiano Ronaldo’s career [Video]
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi two of the greatest footballers of current era, crossing limits to be crowned as the best ones. The Portuguese and Argentinian striker are surely on a level above all others but the debated as to who is the ultimate winner remains undetermined. In some areas Cristiano Ronaldo outnumbers Messi while at few Cristiano is far behind the Argentinian. As a matter of fact both superstars are legends in themselves taking inspiration from one another to reach the fresh heights of success. “I’ve started seeing him as a person, not a rival,” Ronaldo says of the Argentine admitting that his rivalry is for the betterment of the game. “But we are always busting our balls to see who is better.”
As rightly judged by Argentinean legend Diego Maradona both strikers are inseparable. Since Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival in the Spanish League back in 2009, both superstars have been out-performing all other players giving not a single chance to anyone to get a single prestigious prize.
“Cristiano is a predator in front of goal. You can’t let Cristiano shoot from anywhere in the opposition half. Goalkeepers are scared of him. You have to be honest, goalkeepers are scared of Cristiano. They are not so scared of Messi in those areas because he doesn’t have the same power as Cristiano. Cristiano is an incredible professional. I think at this present time he is right up there at Messi’s level.
It’s not the case that Messi is better than Ronaldo or Ronaldo is better than Messi. I think they are at the same level.”
No wonders Cristiano Ronaldo emerged as the most lethal striker in Spanish League after getting a few good seasons at Manchester United. His competition with Lionel Messi makes him ever-hungry. The Portuguese striker is attaining extraordinary feats with each passing season and the fact that his rivalry with Messi has turned him into a goal-scoring machine can certainly not be denied.