Javier Clemente, the former Spanish coach, weighed on whether Cristiano Ronaldo deserved to win Ballon D’Or this year or not. Both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are amazing players and have been fighting for this prize for a long time.
This year, Ronaldo won the Ballon D’Or, while Messi came second.
The coach says that even though Ronaldo has a great physique, the Barcelona star is much better than him as a player. The Real Madrid player should be proud that he is second after Messi in the world.
Messi has already won the prize five times, but Ronaldo is the one that took it home in December. There are ongoing debates on who is the best of them.
Clemente is one of the best in the field, coaching at Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid or Espanyol. His answer is pretty clear, he admits to how great Cristiano’s body is, but Messi has born talent that cannot be defeated.
“Messi is ahead of everyone,” said the 66-year-old coach. He also mentions that Messi does things differently, has a different approach.
“If you aren’t the number one, who cares if you are number two; it’s out of your control if one guy is born better than you are,” completed Clemente.
He noticed that Ronaldo has a height advantage too and he can header better. He is an amazing footballer too, but Messi beats him with his technique, vision, and ability.
In the Champions League chart, Messi has scored 12 times in the 16 rounds, two times more than his rival.