When Ronaldo made his spectacle Beginning Last weekend, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher argued over the Ronaldo / Messi debate.
Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville are using their latest expert work to ensure that the Ronaldo / Messi debate remains as relevant as ever. It happened during the Monday Night Football Show with Gary’s first thoughts about The daily mail: “I’ve always ignored the Ronaldo and Messi question, it’s a bit of a fantasy and both have to be enjoyed. I was asked this morning by a gentleman who drove me in: if you could pick one player in the story to come off the bench and win you a game, who would it be? It would definitely be Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I think he’s the greatest soccer player who ever lived. It’s not a bias. Messi is a ridiculous player who has scored an obscene amount of goals. It’s incredibly similar (in stats) except for the wrong goals, headers, and penalties. That brings me to a point where he’s more complete about the most important part of the game. What gives me the tip is the international record, the most goals of all time and the five Champions Leagues with teams worse than Messi’s.
Carragher disagrees with Neville respectfully.
But given his status as an eternal rival to Manchester United, Jamie Carragher had to defend his side of the debate with the following response: “Ronaldo is not the best player of all time. I’ll say it’s his mate here (Messi). No matter how a ball goes into the net, Messi has more goals than Ronaldo. Messi is also a playmaker, he can lead a game, Ronaldo cannot.
“Talk about who you want to take off the bench, Messi has scored more goals from the bench so that’s a ridiculous thing you said there. Ronaldo does things that other players can do, Messi does things that we have never seen before. With regard to the goals, that is not true. There was a lot of fanfare about Ronaldo from ex-players, I just think you just got carried away.