The GOAT debate between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could be over by the end of this season.
Robbie Savage expects Cristiano Ronaldo to crown him “best player of all time” with 20 Premier League goals this season.
Former Leicester City midfielder believes Lionel Messi’s reluctant start in life at Paris Saint-Germain is leaving him in the GOAT battle, which means Ronaldo can end the biggest debate in football once and for all.
The two legends swapped clubs in the summer and had different fates. While Ronaldo is scoring goals for Manchester United as usual, Messi has not fared as well. The former Barcelona man has scored a goal in five games for PSG and failed to find the net in Ligue 1.
What did Savage say?
“I think this is the crucial season in which Ronaldo will be named best player of all time for me,” said the Welshman William Hill.
“Messi started with PSG, you know, he’s had a couple of injuries and he’s not got off to the best start in terms of no goals in Ligue 1. I know he scored that wonderful goal in the Champions League against Man City.” but Ronaldo, what has he got? Already five goals for Manchester United, later winner.
“So I would say because Ronaldo made it in Spain, he started in Portugal, moved to the Premier League in Italy and is now back in the Premier League at 36.”
Savage added: “For me the French league isn’t the greatest in terms of strength and depth and this could be the season they finally go to bed, the two greatest players of all time, you know. I am adding that [Diego] Maradona and Pele, but Maradona was more from my time. “
“I would say the two greatest players of all time, if this season dictates it, Ronaldo in the Premier League with 20 goals and Messi fighting in Ligue 1, I would say Ronaldo is the greatest of all time.”