Football legend Marcel Desailly has waded into the debate on who’s the Greatest Player of All-time (GOAT) between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi and Ronaldo are widely regarded as the two greatest players to ever play football. The duo have won 11 of the last 12 ballon dor’s, with Messi winning 6 of them.
When Marcel Desailly was quizzed who he thinks is the best amongst the two, he stated that both players are unique in their ways and can’t chose who is the best among.
“Google and look a little bit at the statistics. They look a bit similar. I think it’s a matter of consideration if you have strong ego, you will like Ronaldo because he shows his body and he’s open. And if you are more humble then Messi is probably the one you like.
“The skill on the field is different. Messi is magical and Ronaldo is clinical and makes the difference for any team. I will never say which one I like for me both of them are the best players for this generation. You can not tear that for me is according to your own decision. The statistics are close.” He told Footballmadeinghana.com.
Desailly ended by choosing Argentinian great Diego Maradona as the greatest of his generation.