Arda Turan claims that Cristiano Ronaldo was chosen as the best player ever for “political reasons” only
‘Cristiano Ronaldo is a goalscorer … Lionel Messi is doing everything in this match’: Arda Turan claims Juventus forward is only chosen by some as the best player ever for ‘political reasons’, as he is the former Barcelona teammate as the best choose.
- Arda Turan has tipped Lionel Messi as his pick in the greatest debate of all time
- The star believes those who choose Cristiano Ronaldo do so because of politics
- The argument about which of the two superstars is better remains divided
- Turan won one LaLiga title and two Copa del Rey crowns with Messi in Barcelona
Cristiano Ronaldo is only selected for Lionel Messi as the greatest player of all time for political reasons, according to Arda Turan.
The 33-year-old, who played alongside Messi in Barcelona during his five-year stint, is the latest to join the debate that continues to divide the sport’s biggest names.
Turan believes that despite the ‘special’ Ronaldo scoring an impressive number of goals again last season, it is Messi who has the greater all-round ability.
Arda Turan believes former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi is the greatest player of all time
The 33-year-old personally witnessed the magic of Messi during his three years at the Nou Camp
After winning one LaLiga title and two Copa del Rey trophies on the same star-studded squad as Messi at Nou Camp, it’s no surprise that Turan has chosen the six-time Ballon d’Or winner as his pick.
He told beIN Sports Turkey via Target: Messi is present at every moment of football. He can dictate the game in every aspect.
There is nothing bad to say about Ronaldo, but he is a goalscorer, albeit a very special one. Messi does everything in this game.
Turan claims that those who choose Ronaldo as the GOAT are doing so for political reasons
Messi and Turan won one LaLiga title and two Copa del Rey trophies before the latter took off
‘He does things you can’t even imagine. His intelligence, his vision, his death are all very different.
And everyone I’ve talked to about this agrees.
Besides the people who are close to Ronaldo, his teammates, who say it is Ronaldo when they answer politically.
‘Ronaldo is my friend and it is not for me to question his quality. But I think Messi is better. ‘
Both Messi and Ronaldo have claimed to be the undisputed best footballer for the past decade and more. The two superstars compete every season for the Ballon d’Or and try to beat each other’s impressive goals.
Ronaldo regularly competes with Messi for Ballon d’Ors and has won the award five times
The Juventus forward has captured five of the valuable gongs, one shy of Messi, with Luka Modric being the only player to break the pair’s dominance since 2008 over his win two years ago.
And it has even been sensationally claimed that Messi and Ronaldo may be wearing the same colors in the very near future. The latter has been offered to Barcelona, according to journalist Guillem Balague.
Juventus is reportedly struggling to pay Ronaldo’s dazzling £ 28 million a year salary package after his two-year stay in Turin.
The Old Lady is believed to have offered to send him to several elite European clubs, including the now-dethroned LaLiga champions.