"Messi is incredible, more so than Cristiano Ronaldo", says Brazilian star

Football News  Published on March 20, 2020

Law Blessing

Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo has weighed in with his own words on the greatest of all-time debate in football history (that of Messi and Ronaldo).

When asked in an interview with MARCA, the former Juventus star didn't waste much time in declaring his admiration for Messi, a player he has attempted to foil on numerous occasions. 

"He's [Messi] a unique player," Felipe Melo told Clarin, per Marca. "When Brazil played against him we used to say 'we have to kick him once each, we have to rotate'.

"If we didn't, it was too difficult to mark him. We didn't want to break him, just to cut his rhythm and to disturb him - it was tactical."

"Messi is incredible, more so than Cristiano Ronaldo." "Cristiano can score five goals for you, but Messi can score those five and then make his teammates score as well. He's more complete."

Felipe Melo is certainly right, Messi's ability to operate as an elite playmaker, as well as score goals for fun is what makes him different from Ronaldo. According to statistics, Messi currently has 70 more assists ahead of his rival.