The eternal Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate has had fans, players, managers, and pundits alike quarreling over who really is the best.
While the jury may be split on who the best player in the world is, there is no doubt that we should consider ourselves lucky to be able to witness two champions in action on a regular basis.
My rivalry with Messi means nothing – Ronaldo
But that doesn’t stop important people from giving their judgment on the evergreen debate, and sometimes their reasoning can be pretty compelling.
Just ask Sergio Busquets for example.
The Barcelona star would no doubt be biased towards Messi because of the decade plus he has spent with the Argentine as part of the Barca squad, but his reason for why he chooses Messi over Ronaldo is food for thought.
“What you have is what you have deserved. We had the best player, but we could not win more Champions Leagues. Having the best, or the best does not ensure you win the Champions League,” Busquets first remarked in an interview with El Mundo.
“For me Leo is the best, he is much more complete [than Cristiano Ronaldo], participates more in the game, does things that nobody does,” the midfielder continued.
“But Cristiano is a great player and we can see what he is capable of at the goalscorers level. Maybe he does not have as much quality or as much at stake, but at the level of ambition, goalscorer, winner, Cristiano is one of the best.”
What is your take on the Messi vs Ronaldo debate?