Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has given his opinion on who really is the best — between Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi.
In an interview with ConvosWithCarol when quizzed on his preferred choice between the two legendary footballers, the former Ghanaian international gave a diplomatic answer, refusing to pick one over the other.
According Essien, it will be wrong to choose one over the other because Ronaldo and Messi are both exceptional players who have different style of play.
“I won’t pick one and leave the other because they’re both top players. They’re both exceptional in whatever they’re doing,” said Essien who played with Ronaldo for Real Madrid during the 2012/2013 season.
Ronald and Messi are widely regarded as two of the greatest footballers of all time. The duo have dominated for more than a decade — winning 11 of the last 12 Ballon d’Or awards, with the Argentina ace winning six of them.