Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount grew to become the most recent soccer determine to weigh in on the much-debated Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo dialogue.
There have been many gamers of the current and previous, in addition to consultants and followers alike who frequently bask in comparisons between two gamers thought of to be the most effective ever to have performed the sport. With an astonishing eleven (!) Ballons d’Or between them over a span of 12 years, there isn’t a doubt over the place Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo stand within the echelons of the game.
Who does Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount want?
When the Chelsea star was requested to choose one over the opposite between the Portuguese and the Argentine, he admitted that it was a troublesome option to make — however finally opted for Cristiano Ronaldo.
“You already know what, between [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi, there’s not a lot in it. However I might most likely go… Ronaldo, Messi, then I do not know, I can not bear in mind the final identify [poking fun at Chelsea and England teammate Tammy Abraham].”
Though he did say it was a troublesome alternative, it might not likely come as a shock that Mount selected Cristiano Ronaldo, on condition that he was a participant the Englishman primarily based some components of his sport on.
The Chelsea midfielder as soon as shared a video of himself when he was nonetheless a younger boy in Chelsea’s academy the place he tried to duplicate Cristiano Ronaldo’s well-known knuckleball method to attain free kicks. The footage was of a younger Mount saying;
“I attempt to base my free-kick on Ronaldo, hit the ball by the valve, and it strikes. That is all you do. Prime nook – prime bins.”
The Blues academy product instantly went on to attain an outstanding free-kick utilizing the identical method within the video. Mount has since gone on to make his Chelsea debut and accumulate practically 90 video games throughout all competitions, scoring 13 and establishing an additional 12 within the course of whereas enjoying throughout all midfield roles.
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘has the higher hand’ over Lionel Messi claims Bundesliga star
Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey just lately spoke on the pair and who he would select between them, and he additionally selected Cristiano Ronaldo — albeit provided a way more detailed clarification than Chelsea star Mount.
The winger believes that the Argentine has been on the similar membership for too lengthy in contrast to the Portuguese, who has received league titles in three completely different European leagues and guided two golf equipment, Manchester United and Actual Madrid, to UEFA Champions League titles.
Talking on the pair to ESPN, Bailey defined;
“I feel he [Lionel Messi] has been at one membership for too lengthy. The large distinction between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is Cristiano Ronaldo has carried out nice issues in several groups and that is what makes him nice. Clearly they’re two nice gamers however Ronaldo will all the time have that higher hand.”
The Jamaican worldwide continued,
“I imagine Lionel Messi is extra proficient on the subject of [pure] expertise than Cristiano. However on the subject of extra success, I might give that to Ronaldo 100 instances.”
Regardless of their limitless record of achievements, each Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could not forestall their sides from dropping the primary legs of their respective UCL ties within the ongoing version.
Whereas Juventus nonetheless have a superb likelihood of progressing as a consequence of an upcoming dwelling tie and an important away aim (Porto lead 2-1), the identical can’t be mentioned about Barcelona, who go to Paris for the second leg with a 4-1 deficit.
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Revealed 25 Feb 2021, 18:03 IST