The GOAT discussion between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is far from over, with football fans still adamant that one of them is better than the other. Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur has joined a slew of other great footballers in deciding between the two legends.
The England international was asked to choose between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in their primes during an earlier interview with Amazon Prime Video in February (via PSG Talk). “I’ll go with prime Messi,” Harry Kane said when asked about his backing for the former Barcelona talisman.
Messi in his prime was a force to be reckoned with. The Argentine transformed the sport, leaving many in amazement as he wreaked havoc on the field with his extraordinary talent and performances.
Between 2009 and 2012, Lionel Messi led Barcelona to their most successful period under Pep Guardiola, winning a total of 14 trophies. This includes the record sextuple he helped the Blaugrana achieve in the 2008-09 season.
Between 2014 and 2016, the assailant enjoyed another outstanding run. In 2014, he led Argentina to the FIFA World Cup final, and the following year, he inspired Luis Enrique’s Barcelona to an amazing quintuple.
Some of his near-unmatchable feats during the peak of his career include winning four consecutive Ballon d’Or crowns between 2009 and 2012 as well as scoring an unbelievable 91 goals in the 2012 calendar year. During his career, the Argentine also won four Champions League titles and a slew of other accolades.
Meanwhile, it’s worth mentioning that Cristiano Ronaldo had a fantastic run at that time, hitting a slew of goals for both club and country and breaking a slew of records in the process. The two superstars’ extraordinary feats will undoubtedly be remembered for many years.
Last season, Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo were seen in action during a Premier League match.
Last season, how did Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo fare?
“Nobody has done what he has,” Zidane remarked about Messi and Ronaldo dominating the best-ever player discussion, which has resurfaced as PSG ties emerge.
What would happen if: Cristiano Ronaldo is a Manchester United player who has never left the club.
After joining PSG from Barcelona last summer, Lionel Messi had a sluggish start due to a lack of acclimatization. Despite this, he managed to score 11 goals and assist 15 times in all competitions, and he ended up winning the Ligue 1 title.
Cristiano Ronaldo, on the other hand, had a somewhat stronger individual season upon his return to Manchester United, scoring 24 goals and providing three assists. He, on the other hand, was unable to collect any silverware as the Red Devils were unable to win any awards. The Portuguese will also miss out on the Champions League next season after United finished sixth in the Premier League.