A few days ago, Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez gave an interview with Spanish publication Cadena Ser, where he said that nobody can come close to Lionel Messi, who was his teammate for 10 years.
Xavi offered his view on the Messi vs Ronaldo debate, saying that Messi is the better player and nobody, including the Real Madrid star, can match him.
“Ronaldo is a player of his time,” began Xavi in an interview with Cadena SER. “The problem is that there is another who has been pretty much the best player in history.
“Ronaldo is extraordinary but compared to Messi, for me and for everyone who likes football, there can be no comparisons.
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“Messi will be number one until he wants [to stop]. He’s superior to everyone and is the best in the world, unless you are Real Madrid.”
Cristiano Ronaldo, who was recently crowned European Player of The Season, was out for the first few games of the season with the injury he suffered during the Euro 2016 finals.
The Portuguese finally started his first game of the 2016-2017 season for Real Madrid in an easy win against Osasuna at home.
Ronaldo barely took any time to get started and was already on the scoresheet with just 5 minutes played.
After the 5-2 victory vs Osasuna, the Portuguese ace was quizzed about Xavi’s comments, to which he replied: “Xavi is playing in Qatar or I don’t know. Anyone who wants a front page talks about me. He has won it all, but never Ballon d’Or.”
He certainly didn’t hold back on this one.