Xavi explained why Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo

Xavi explained why Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been in charge of world football for more than a decade now. They both broke countless records and were widely regarded as the top two footballers of this generation.

The debate over who is the best between the two is constantly evolving. With many of the striking figures in the game aligning with their vision. The current Barcelona coach and former Lionel Messi team-mate. Xavi Hernandez, feels that the Argentine midfielder is clearly ahead of Ronaldo when it comes to impact games.

His comments comparing him to Messi and Ronaldo since 2017 resurfaced (via GiveMeSport). Xavi explained why he was taking the 7th Ballon d’Or award as the best player:

Xavi

“Messi does a lot of things compared to Cristiano [Ronaldo]. Messi is much better. If Cristiano considers himself the best player in history, fine, but we see him training, there is no comparison.

“Messi is at the forefront of history and we do not see it any other way. Messi was the one who made the difference and we always tried to give him the ball in the air so that we would not be unbalanced. Messi is a player who is making a huge difference in the world. It is more than obvious. ”

Xavi, of course, played and won many trophies alongside Lionel Messi in Barcelona. Not surprisingly, the midfielder is famous for his role with the Argentine superstar when comparing him to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to get back to their best in the 2022/23 season

After moving to PSG last summer, Messi has struggled and managed to score just 11 goals in 34 games last season.

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The 35-year-old star looks set to return to top form at the end of last season and could still see the best version of winning the Ballon d’Or 7 times in Paris next season.

Ronaldo’s future was in jeopardy and the Portuguese midfielder reportedly wanted to leave Old Trafford if the right promise was made. It will be exciting to see where the 37-year-old will be playing next season.