The Barcelona and Juventus superstars have defined their football era by establishing themselves as the two best players in the last decade.
Messi is better than Ronaldo – Arda Turan stated
Arda Turan stated that his former teammate Lionel Messi is superior to Cristiano Ronaldo, welcoming the Argentine’s play throughout the round. The Barcelona and Juventus superstars have defined their football era by establishing themselves as the two best players in the last decade. Messi took home six Ballons d’Or while Ronaldo has five, with Luka Modric in 2018, the only player to have won the award besides Messi or Ronaldo since 2008. Turan stared at Messi during his three seasons at Barcelona, which he joined in 2015 after four seasons with Atletico Madrid. During his stay in Catalonia, Turan teamed up with Messi to win LaLiga once and the Copa del Rey twice. With the chance to play alongside the Argentine superstar, Turan voiced his opinion that Messi’s all-around game makes the Argentine a better player than Ronaldo.
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“Messi is present in every moment of football. He can dominate the game in every aspect,” Turan told reporters. “There is nothing wrong to say about Ronaldo, but he is a goal scorer, albeit a very special. Messi does everything in this game. He does what you can’t even imagine. His intellect, his vision, his demise are very different. And every person I’ve talked to about this agrees with me, except for the people who are close to Ronaldo, his teammates who speak that it is Ronaldo, how they respond politically. Ronaldo is my friend, and this is not my business to question his talent. But I think Messi is better.” Turan recently returned to Turkey at his childhood club Galatasaray after casting a spell with Istanbul’s Basaksehir. The 33-year-old admitted that it was emotional for him to return to the club he initially left in 2011.
“The emotions are intense,” the Turkey international said. “Now is not the time to comment and gossip too much. It’s time for me to go out on the field and fight. I want to thank Mr. Mustafa Cengiz and the members of the board of directors. I hope everything will be fine: the most beautiful days, good days again in Turkey, and Europe. I miss the fans and I am waiting for the day when I will meet with them. Hope to see you ASAP.