Piers Morgan explains why Cristiano Ronaldo really is superior to Lionel Messi

Piers Morgan regularly takes to social media to praise Cristiano Ronaldo and now the Good Morning Britain host has fully opened up on why he believes the Juventus star is superior to Lionel Messi

Posted Monday, July 13, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan believes Cristiano Ronaldo is superior to Lionel Messi due to his success at different levels.

People often compare Messi and Ronaldo with the two widely acknowledged as the greatest players in the current game.

Ronaldo is now impressing at Juventus having previously shone at Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Messi, meanwhile, has spent his whole career at La Liga giants Barcelona, while winning six Ballon d’Or crowns.

Ronaldo has five, but Morgan believes he is a better player than the Argentine.

“I went to Turin… he [Ronaldo] did say I have great abs,” Morgan told talkSPORT. “To say it’s not something I hear very often is an understatement.

Piers Morgan explains why Cristiano Ronaldo really is superior to Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo and Piers Morgan are friends

“I don’t have a favourite foreign team, but I do have a favourite foreign player. When he was at Real Madrid, it was Real Madrid. Now he is at Juventus, it is Juventus.

“I think he is the best player to have ever played the game. Wet Wednesday in Bolton and you need a goal to save your life – I would put money on Cristiano. We’ve become quite good friends. We text each other most weeks.

“He’s got this ferocious competitive spirit, the like of which I have rarely encountered.

“He’s 35, Lionel Messi is just behind him and for 16 years we have had these two guys at the peak of their powers.

“I am a Ronaldo man, I often have an argument with Gary Lineker. The two of them are the stand-out players ever. He’s a Messi fanboy. I am a Ronaldo fanboy.

“Look, Messi; he’s been at one club, he’s never done it on the international stage, his record in the Champions League is nowhere near as good as Ronaldo’s in the closing stages in terms of goals scored…

“Ronaldo has done it on the international stage, the Champions League and brilliant in four different countries – Portugal, England, Spain and now Italy.

“Ronaldo has challenged himself more, succeeding in every league. Messi has never risked it, he has never left Barcelona.

“There is something to be said for one club players, like Paolo Maldini, I don’t want to denigrate Messi, but it’s Ronaldo for me.”

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