- Thibaut Courtois is preparing for another showdown against Lionel Messi in the El Clasico
- The Real Madrid goalkeeper has stated that Messi and Ronaldo should not be compared
- Courtois has claimed that Ronaldo is more athletic while Messi is more talented
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Thibaut Courtois has had his say regarding the better player between superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The Real Madrid goalkeeper has stated that both legends should not be compared, adding that the Portuguese captain is more athletic, while his Argentine counterpart is more naturally talented.
Courtois who spent 8 seasons at Premier League club Chelsea said both players have different talents and that the world can only enjoy their era.
Lionel Messi is 33 and Ronaldo is 35 - meaning both players are now in the twilight of their respective careers, but they have set unprecedented records respectively.
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Courtois said, as quoted by ESPN:
“Cristiano is more athletic, with his strength and gift of scoring goals. Messi is more talented, with his unexpected dribbling.
“We just have to enjoy them, I’m proud of having defended their shots.”
The Belgium goalkeeper is one of the rare goalkeepers who have played against both players and he is preparing for another showdown with Messi ahead of the El Clasico.
Ronaldo vs Messi will also happen once again when Juventus meet Barcelona in the Champions League soon and we can guarantee that will be two must-watch games for any football fan.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo could only watch from an isolated apartment during Portugal’s UEFA Nations League clash with Sweden on Wednesday night, October 14.
The team captain tested positive for coronavirus about 24 hours earlier after another round of tests were conducted on all players in line with the UEFA guidelines in containing the spread.
Ronaldo was the only player that returned positive result and he was immediately isolated and will not be in action until, at least, ten days.
And Legit.ng earlier reported that Kylian Mbappe has been on the radar of Spanish club Real Madrid for some time now, however the Spanish club is torn between the PSG striker and Erling Haaland.
The Spanish giants are already preparing to replace ageing Karim Benzema in 2021 and the two stars have been identified as formidable replacements.
SunSport citing Spanish outlet Marca say Zinedine Zidane is weighing his options before making a move for either of the stars.
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