The Barcelona defender has weighed in on the endless GOAT debate between the 2 superstars.
Gerard Pique has supplied a diplomatic tackle who’s the higher participant between his former teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The 34-year-old insists the duo stand above everybody else as the perfect gamers in soccer historical past and each have ‘very totally different’ talent units.
He feels Messi has ‘expertise that nobody has’ that makes him ‘inhuman’, whereas Ronaldo is ‘the perfect of the people’ and ‘can do something’ with a ball.
Pique’s verdict on the GOAT debate
“I feel that they’re each superb,” Pique advised BT Sport.
“We’re speaking about two of the perfect gamers, not simply on the earth however the historical past of this sport.
“I at all times stated that Messi has some expertise that nobody has. I imply, he has the ball and his velocity controlling the ball. The ball doesn’t go two metres removed from his foot, it’s at all times there. It’s unattainable to catch him, this expertise I didn’t see from anybody.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is such a distinct participant, they’re very totally different. He’s tall, sturdy, he’s actually full. He can do something. He can do objectives with the top, free-kicks, penalties, take one on one.
“However for me, it’s like Messi just isn’t human however Cristiano is the perfect of the people.”
Pique partnered Messi at Barcelona for 13 years from 2008 proper till the Argentine’s departure for Paris Saint-Germain final summer season.
He additionally shared a dressing room with Ronaldo at Manchester United from 2004 to 2008.
Ronaldo, in the meantime, is about to return to motion for the Purple Devils on Monday night away to Newcastle. For match particulars, go to the hyperlink right here.