Former Barcelona star and Turkish footballer Arda Turan recently picks his former teammate Lionel Messi over Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo. He said the Argentine maestro can execute an all-round game for the club and also his country. However, both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have established themselves as the greatest players of modern times.
Argentine legend Lionel Messi already bagged six Ballon d’Or while Cristiano Ronaldo won five. In fact, Luka Modric is the only footballer in the last twelve years who bagged the Ballon d’Or other than these two maestros. Arda Turan, on the other hand, joined Barcelona in 2015. And since then, he played for three seasons besides the Argentine legend.
Arda Turan picks Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi over Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo
While talking about the Barcelona talisman, Turkish footballer Arda Turan recently told beIN Sports Turkey, “Messi is present in every moment of football. He can dictate the game in every aspect.” He added, “There’s nothing bad to say about Ronaldo but he’s a goalscorer, albeit a very special one. Messi does everything in this game.”
The Turkish star said, “He does things you can’t even imagine to do. His intelligence, his vision, his passing are all much different. And every person I have talked to about this agrees with me.” He added, “Except the people who are close to Ronaldo, his team-mates, who say it’s Ronaldo as they answer politically. Ronaldo is my friend and it’s not my place to question his quality. But I think Messi is better.”
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The former Barcelona star said, “Emotions are very deep. Now is not the time to comment and talk too much. It’s time for me to get on the field and fight. I would like to thank Mr. Mustafa Cengiz and members of the board of directors.” He added, “I hope everything will be good: the most beautiful days, successful days again both in Turkey and in Europe. I miss the fans very much. I am waiting for the day I will meet with them. I hope to see you as soon as possible.”
Vidal, on the other hand, recently said, “I heard something but did not pay much attention, I know the Bayern players and what is being said outside is not what they think, tomorrow they are not playing against the Bundesliga teams but against Barcelona, the best team in the world.” He added, “I understand the fans’ doubt, in the league we did not reflect our level and that is why we lost, but we have Leo and other great players, that is why I say that we are the best team in the world and tomorrow we want to show it.