‘Anyone who compares Cristiano Ronaldo to Lionel Messi should be ridiculed,’ this is a fresh quote from Barcelona’s Brazilian defender Dani Alves. Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debates that keep creating resentment and mockeries might never stop, but for Dani Alves, the thing is simple. The defender believes Lionel Messi is from another planet, so comparing him to Cristiano Ronaldo who is a good player though makes categorically no sense.
In El Mundo Deportivo, the Barcelona player is quoted as saying:
“”Whoever tries to make the comparison is to be ridiculed.
“Cristiano is a great player but nobody can compare to his [Lionel Messi’s] level and motivation.”
Cristiano Ronaldo suffered another disgraceful night against Barcelona in El Clasico on April 10 as Real Madrid lost 2-0 at home to Barcelona with Lionel Messi scoring the opener. The 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year is in danger of ending his first year in Madrid without a trophy. La Liga has become Los Blancos’ only chance for glory this season but they are now 3 points behind Barcelona following last week’s defeat. Lionel Messi, meanwhile, currently remains in the UEFA Champions League and the prospect of achieving the double with Barcelona is very much realistic.
Angela Asante, Footballfantalk.com