Former FC Barcelona player Frank de Boer has had his say on one of the most difficult debates in present-day football. Who is better, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?
‘My favorite is always Messi. I love to see him dribble, set up goals and score. Ronaldo is awesome as well, but I stick with Messi,’ De Boer said at an event in Madrid.
The ex-Crystal Palace manager also paused for a moment to remark on the current form of both Barcelona and Real Madrid.
He stated: ‘They’re not in the best form but winning their games, which is the most critical thing. They have the image of a champion but need to enhance their game, particularly in the Champions League, because a team like Man City and PSG are better than average.’
When asked about Los Blanco’s slump in form, he stated: ‘They need to improve their form in light of the fact that if not, the league title is lost. They need to beat Atletico and the Clasico, on the grounds that if they lose against Atletico it will be difficult to win the league – Barcelona are not going to lose that many games.
I’m still not sure what’s happening to Madrid because they have almost the same team as last year. Maybe not so much hunger.’