The dispute between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has raged for almost a decade, and there appears to be no end in sight. Everyone has reasons to favor one side over the other, but Marko Arnautovic has the ideal response to the discussion.
Marko Arnautovic praised both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi when asked by the media to choose between them. Both of them, he claimed, are not from Earth and have only come to stir up the leagues for a short time.
Arnautovic ❤️ Ronaldo & Messi
— Goal (@goal) June 26, 2021
“When it comes to Ronaldo, we’re not talking about a human being. What more can I say about him? For me, they are two players who come from a different planet. They have come from somewhere completely different. They have arrived here for a short time to stir up all the leagues and competitions, taking all the trophies with them and then quit. That’s him and Lionel Messi.”
🗣️ “[The ball] didn’t want to go in today.”
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 27, 2021
‘Lionel Messi serves as impetus for Cristiano Ronaldo.’
Rio Ferdinand recently told Gary Lineker how Cristiano Ronaldo pushes himself to be better than Lionel Messi by focusing on the smallest details.
He said on the BBC:
“It’s a great example to young players and he uses negativity as fuel. You’ve [Lineker] said some things like your preference would be [Lionel] Messi out of the two.”He [Cristiano Ronaldo] will send me a text saying, ‘I can’t believe he said that, can’t believe he’s done that,’ he just uses anything [as fuel]. You think he’s done so much in his life, ‘Why do you care about what anyone says about you? You know you’re the guy.’ It’s the competitive nature. That’s all it is. And you need that.”