David Beckham declares that Lionel Messi remains in a class of his own and does not think that his fellow Man United and Real Madrid alumnus Cristiano Ronaldo can compare.
David Beckham has actually weighed in on the argument about who is the much better player in between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, declaring that the Barcelona icon remains in a class of his own.
The duo have won 11 of the last 12 Ballons d’Or in between them and are commonly considered the 2 best players of their generation and 2 of the best of perpetuity.
Both Messi and Ronaldo continue to run at the highest level with Barcelona and Juventus respectively, however Beckham, who like Ronaldo counts Manchester United and Real Madrid amongst his former clubs, thinks that Messi stands above his seasonal competitor.
“Messi is alone in his class as a player, it’s impossible that there is someone else like him,” Beckham informed Argentine news company Telam.
” As a player and there is no other like him. He, like Ronaldo, who does not reach his level, are above the rest. They might have resemblances in method and skill.
“It is amazing for football to have them both playing at the same time. But Messi is simply the best player in the world.”
Messi and Ronaldo have actually scored a combined overall of 1,422 senior profession goals in between them for club and nation.