- Lionel Messi has been rated above Cristiano Ronaldo by Jamie Carragher
- The Liverpool legend claimed that Lionel Messi is a super player on the pitch of play
- Carragher also explained that he has great respect for Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo
Jamie Carragher has picked Barcelona star Lionel Messi over his biggest rival Cristiano Ronaldo claiming that the Argentina international does something that players find it difficult to do.
For more than 10 years now, these two players have been at the best of their games and they keep breaking records everyday in the round leather game.
Lionel Messi started his football career on the streets of Argentina before his superb performances sent him to the famous La Masia Academy before graduating to the first team.
And since the 2004 that Lionel Messi has been playing for Barcelona first team, the Argentine has won six Ballon d'Or awards so far.
Cristiano Ronaldo on the other hand started at Sporting Lisbon before moving to Manchester United where he won the Premier League title and Champions League.
He record massive successes at Real Madrid before he moved to Italian champions Juventus where he currently plays.
While speaking according to the report on GMS, Jamie Carragher explained that he has of respect for Cristiano Ronaldo considering his hard-work and commitment to football.
“Messi, I have never changed that and I think I’m with the majority on that.
“I think I have possibly more respect for Ronaldo and the reason I say that is because he has got unbelievable talent but his mentality, his focus, his work rate has made him what he is, or get him to where he is, has taken him to another level.''
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona legend Lionel Messi was excluded from the FIFA 21 team of the year for the first time ever.
The 33-year-old Argentine star was replaced by Paris Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe in the right flank.
While Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski join the 2018 World Cup winner to complete the three-man attack.
According to Goal, the team was arrived at after more than 10 million people cast their votes to decide who made the team eventually.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer starts in between the sticks and Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) and Trent Alexander-Arnold.