- Lionel Messi has been chosen as a better player to Cristiano Ronaldo
- Brazil legend Kaka who played at Real Madrid with the Portuguese prefers the Argentine star
- Kaka also hailed the 35-year-old referring to him as a super machine because of his hard work and mentality
Brazilian legend Kaka believes Barcelona star Lionel Messi is better than his arch-rival, Cristiano Ronaldo despite sharing the same dressing room with the Portuguese at Real Madrid.
The two players have been regarded as the best player of all time owing to their exploits in the world of football over the last decade.
Both stars have 11 Ballon d'Or awards between them, but the Argentine edged the 35-year-old out after winning his sixth last year.
Kaka and Ronaldo played together between 2009 and 2013 but the former AC Milan star insists Messi is a more complete player.
"I played with Cristiano and he's really amazing, but I'll go with Messi," Kaka said during an Instagram Live Q&A on both players for FIFA's channel.
"He's a genius, a pure talent. The way he plays is incredible."
Kaka added Ronaldo is a super machine with a very strong mentality: "Cristiano is a machine. It's not just the way he's strong, powerful and fast; he's strong mentally.
"He always wants to win and play. To be the best. For me, that's the most incredible thing he has.
"In the history of the sport, they [Messi and Cristiano] are definitely in the top five. We are very lucky to have been able to see both of them."
Meanwhile, Messi hugged the headlines recently after announcing that he and his teammate will take a 70 percent pay cut due to the deadly coronavirus.
Legit.ng earlier reported that former Manchester United winger Nani has snubbed Barcelona winger Lionel Messi and picked his former teammate and countryman, Cristiano Ronaldo, as the best footballer on earth.
The debates and discussions on who is the best between Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi has been going on for years, and it will surely continue even after these two players retire from football.
Before, the great rivalry was between Diego Maradona and Pele, and even up till now, many football fans still go on debate and argument on who is the best between them.
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