Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, Vitinha has rendered a very honest verdict on the ever-fresh debate on who is a better player between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
According to him, Messi and Ronaldo are united by their desire to keep achieving great things in their footballing career.
Both superstars have shared 12 Ballon d’Ors among themselves- seven for Messi and 5 five for the legendary Portuguese football icon.
Ronaldo has also claimed five UEFA Champions League trophies against Messi’s four.
Vitinha, who has played along with both Messi and Ronaldo, noted that while the former Barcelona star’s dribbling and playmaking abilities separate him from the rest of the pack, Ronaldo on the other hand is known for scoring goals at a relentless rate and has a knack for making tangible contributions on the biggest of occasions.
“There are far more things that unite them than separate them. They each have their own way of playing and their own characteristics, but the things that unite them are immense. The will to always want more, without taking into account what they have already earned, is part of it,” he told O Jogo.
“If I won half of what they won, that would be amazing! The desire to keep scoring goals, making assists, playing great games, and helping the team.
“That’s what defines them as the best of all time and I’m privileged to have had the time to play with them.”