- Carlos Tevez has revealed that Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo spends entire day in the gym but his biggest rival Lionel Messi isn't like that
- According to Tevez, football comes naturally for Messi but for what doesn't come natural to him, he trains for
- Tevez is one of the few footballers who had the opportunity to play alongside Ronaldo and Messi
Boca Junior forward Carlos Tevez is one of the few players who have had the honour to play alongside football biggest stars - Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The Argentine international played alongside Ronaldo for two years at Man United while he featured several times with Messi for his national team.
Having had the opportunity to play alongside both stars, Tevez has now added his voice to the on-going debate about the two football superstars.
In an interview with Di Marzio as cited by GiveMeSport, Tevez has given an explanation on the difference between Ronaldo and Messi in training.
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On Ronaldo, Tevez said: "He spends the entire day in the gym, it's an obsession. I remember that we needed to train at 9, I arrived at 8 and he was already there. So I tried to arrive at 7:30 and he was already there. One time I did everything to get there before him, I arrived at the pitch at 6:30, but he was already there. He was half asleep but there he was."
And then on Messi, he added: "Messi isn't like this, to him it all comes naturally. But for what doesn't come natural to him, he trains for. One time he wasn't kicking free kicks well, now he puts them all in the corner. He trained and improved."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi will go head-to-head for another individual honour after being shortlisted for Globe Soccer Award's Best Men's Player of the Year prize.
The Juventus talisman won the award on three different occasions in the past but Messi's brilliant performance which helped Barcelona clinch La Liga title in 2018 will see him face his Portuguese rival for the award.
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