Why Ronaldo is Better than Messi…

Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest football player on the planet ?

From his time at Manchester United, Ronaldo acquired and perfected, the tools of the trade that have chiseled him in to the incredible human being he is today.

He has fine-tuned pretty much every attribute in the game. His explosive speed matches his electrifying dribbling pace. He can create a chance from scratch and ends up audaciously finishing that chance. His shooting is literally deadly. If a keeper was to be hit in the head by one of his rockets, then it’s certain death.

So, he has the skill, pace and can rifle a deadly strike. But that’s not all.

Do you remember the scrawny 18-year-old from Sporting CP? He’d often gallop past the first defender, but then feel the force of English football’s reality, in the shape of a centre-back’s shoulder.

Former United defender, Gary Neville, said how he was ready to give up on Ronaldo: “He had been flailing around on the ground, he was never in his position and he was unreliable.”

The young Ronaldo was, at times, an annoying possession waster. Yet, he had that something different. Defenders hated his cockiness and persistence. But to be the best, he had to build on the physical side of his game. And that’s exactly what he did.

After the 2006 World Cup, Neville noticed a drastic change to Ronaldo: “He walked into the dressing room and I thought: ‘Jeez, what has happened to him over the summer?’ When he had come to the club he was this thin, wiry boy. Now he was a light heavyweight. He’d been on the weights and it was like watching someone grow up in a matter of weeks. And what ensued for the next two years was astonishing.”

The level he’s at now is the peak of footballing capability. I say he’s the best because if you put him in any area on the field, he’d cause problems.

Yet, Messi – put him in the box during a corner – most of the time he’s ineffective. Same again when defending. His height limits his power on the field. Ronaldo has no problem in this area. At 6’2 and with a gazelle-like leap, Ronaldo will punish you. And I guess that’s why he has the edge over Messi. As much as the little Argentine can offer, Ronaldo can give you more than that.

5 Comments

    • dcanni200
      19th April 2013
      18:56

      Yes, put Messi in the box for a cross and he’s virtually useless….

      is he hell restricted to his height. I remember a certain CL Final against Manchester United where he out jumped Rio.

      Ronaldo is a fantastic player and has improved his game so much since 2006.

      Still not in the same league as Messi. Show me the record Ronaldo has broken?

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      • ahmed
        20th April 2013
        18:52

        ryt … messi is useless in some parts of the field

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    • AnMa9
      20th April 2013
      12:24

      RONALDO IS THE BEST and no more words to say!

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    • rahul mohanty
      27th September 2013
      10:40

      IF CRISTIANO RONALDO IS COMPARED TO A HUMAN BEING THEN IT’S 100% WRONG,HE SHOULD BE COMPARED TO A MACHINE,ROCKET,BULLET,INVISIBLE MAN(INVISIBLE MAN BECAUSE WE ARE NOT ABLE TO SEE THE TRICKS HE DOES),SHOOTING STAR(SHOOTING STAR FOR HIS LONG SHOT),LIGHT(LIGHT FOR HIS SPEED),LOW GRAVITY(HE JUMPS TOO HIGH AS COMPARED TO OTHERS)FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER SEEN RONALDO’S STYLE,YOU CAN SEE THE PHOTOS BELOW…

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