Juventus and Italian star Antonio Cabrini feels that despite both Messi and Ronaldo being legends, the latter edges the former in one aspect.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been an immense player for Juventus after they signed him from Real Madrid last summer. Even while he hasn’t claimed the golden Boot this season, his performances on the field eventually led Juventus to their 8th straight Serie A title.
And now according to the club legend Antonio Cabrini, Ronaldo edges past Messi in one particular aspect when it comes to comparison.
Carbrini, who won the world cup with the Italians in 1982 claims that despite both Messi and Ronaldo being legends, the Portuguese star edges the former in terms of leadership skills.
“Probably, yes [Ronaldo is the best player in the world],” Carbrini told Express Sport.
“Obviously the last 10 years in club football has been focused on the rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. My personal opinion is that Ronaldo is better than Messi but mainly in terms of leadership.”
“Ronaldo has proved himself to be a real leader a lot of times – and not only on the pitch. He is a leader in his life as well as in sports.”
Cabrini also went on to highlight a few instances where the Argentinian has come short in his career and failed to lead his side to the ultimate glory.
“So with all the respect and admiration, we have for a player like Messi, there have been a few instances in his career that he came up short,” he added.
“But we are speaking about two great players, I think we can all agree on that.”
Both Messi and Ronaldo’s leadership skills will once again be compared as they lead their respective national side this month. Messi will lead Argentina in a bid to win his first trophy for them in the Copa America. Ronaldo on the other hand produced a scintillating hat-trick to inspire his side to a 3-1 victory over Switzerland and set up a clash vs Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League final.