- Lionel Messi has been hailed by former Chelsea star Frank Lampard who named the Argentine his toughest opponent
- Frank Lampard also explained that he never faced Cristiano Ronaldo when he was at his peak at Real Madrid
- Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have both dominated the game of football for the past 10 years
Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has named Lionel Messi as the best player he ever faced on the pitch during his professional football career as a player in the Premier League.
Frank Lampard remains Chelsea's highest goalscorer in history and the former England international was superb while playing for the Blues in all competitions.
When Frank Lampard was playing for the Stamford Bridge landlords, the Englishman faced Lionel Messi many times in the Champions League.
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Lampard also acknowledged the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo is also a super playing, but he added that he never faced the Portugal international when he was doing wonders at Real Madrid.
He stressed that he did not play against Ronaldo at his peak because he only faced him at Manchester United and not when he got to Real Madrid.
“There’s two that I would say and one is Messi because I think he’s just the best. The other one is Ronaldinho, because in 2005, we went to the Nou Camp, it was my first encounter of a player on a different planet.
Chelsea legend Lampard shuns Ronaldo, names Messi and 1 other Barcelona icon as 2 best players he played against
"Him and Samuel Eto’o on that day, but particularly Ronaldinho’s movements, I was like, wow, this is different.
“I didn’t play Ronaldo at his peak. I played him at Man United and he was getting towards it, but not in those years at Madrid, where he was just ridiculous.''
Luis Figo hails Cristiano Ronaldo for returning to Man United
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo was hailed by Portugal great Luis Figo who explained how impressed he was for his fellow countryman to have returned to Manchester United this summer.
It was a big decision Cristiano Ronaldo made to leave Juventus after three years even though the club's fans never wanted the Portugal international to leave.
And when the news of Cristiano Ronaldo wanting to leave Juventus came out, Manchester City was the first place named as his destination, but the forward did not move to Etihad stadium.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner decided to move back to Manchester United after 12 years and he has been in stunning form ever since netting four goals in three games.
Source: Legit.ng News