Antonio Rudiger signed for Real Madrid in June 2022. He has made four appearances for Madrid since starting this new season. But his comments made on the Ronaldo vs Messi debate have emerged on the internet, and his comments on this debate are attracting interest from both Messi and Ronaldo fans.
The former Chelsea defender spoke to Sky Sports back in 2020, while he was still a Chelsea player :
“The next two stand out because they are in a different world, they are different quality.” When you’re playing against Messi, the feeling you have is that it’s just up to him. If he is in a good mood or is having a good day, you cannot stop him.
“That is my honest opinion. The same applies to Ronaldo. They have two different ways of playing, one to try and score goals and the other to enjoy their football. “
The main part
If I had to pick one, it would be Messi. Is he the best ever? I didn’t see Pele or Diego Maradona play because it was not my time, so it’s Messi. “
Antonio Rudiger chose both players in an XI of the toughest players he has faced, but believes that Messi pips Ronaldo to the title of the best ever.
Every player, pundit, or reporter has certainly given their opinion on this debate at some point in their careers. Fans dig into their statements after a while.
It’s the same case with Rudiger, as he has now signed for Real Madrid to continue his career but back in the days when he was Blue, he chose Messi over Real Madrid’s Club Legend Cristiano Ronaldo.
So now Barcelona or Leonel Messi fans would surely love to ask him this question again and check if he has a different response now?