Marko Arnautovic has the perfect answer: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.


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 little time.

We’re not talking about a human being when it comes to Ronaldo. I’m not sure what else I can say about him. They seem to me to be two players from another planet. They’ve come from a whole different place. They came here for a brief period to agitate all of the leagues and tournaments, taking all of the trophies with them, and then they left. That’s Lionel Messi and him.”
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are nearing the conclusion of their respective careers and have undoubtedly pushed one other to their limits. Marko Arnautovic is expected to join Bologna this summer after leaving Shanghai SIPG.

On the BBC, he said:

It sets a terrific example for young players, and he feeds off the negativity. You’ve [Lineker] said things like [Lionel] Messi is your preferred player out of the two.” He [Cristiano Ronaldo] will text me and say things like, ‘I can’t believe he said that, can’t believe he did that,’ and he’ll use anything as fuel. ‘Why do you care what people say about you?’ You think he’s accomplished so much in his life. You know who you are.’ It’s the competitive aspect of the situation. That’s all there is to it. And you require it.

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