Gerard Pique has revealed he would choose Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo in the long-standing debate over who the better player is.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are two of the greatest footballers to have ever played a beautiful game. Their names are often mentioned in the GOAT (greatest of all time) debate.
Many footballers have expressed their take on this long-standing debate, with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi having their fair share of supporters. Gerard Pique, who is a former teammate of both Ronaldo and Messi, has said he would choose the Argentine icon over the Portuguese superstar.
Gerard Pique played with Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United during the Portuguese superstar’s first spell at the Old Trafford outfit. The Spanish defender was also a Barcelona teammate of Lionel Messi for 13 seasons.
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Gerard Pique chooses Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo
Speaking on John Nellis’ YouTube channel, Gerard Pique revealed his take on the Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate. Pique believes Messi is number one in terms of talent and said he would choose the Argentine over Ronaldo.
“Well, it’s true that the fight between them two in the last decade was quite impressive because both of them did incredibly well,” Gerard Pique said.
“I think that in terms of talent, Messi is number one, for sure. It’s true that Cristiano has worked very hard to try and compete and fight for that first spot but if you see the careers of both… I would choose Messi, for sure. He showed that even though he’s 35 he can compete as the best player in the world. He showed it in the World Cup.”
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi currently plies his trade for Paris Saint-Germain. The Argentine joined PSG in the summer transfer window of 2021 after his contract with Barcelona had expired. Messi wanted to stay at Barcelona but the Catalan outfit could not retain his services due to financial and structural obstacles.
Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, has joined Al-Nassr on a two-and-a-half-year contract and currently plays for the Saudi Arabian outfit.
He joined the Saudi Pro League side on a free transfer after his contract with Manchester United was terminated by mutual consent.