Jurgen Klopp reveals his pick between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The German also explained the reason behind his choice.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have taken the footballing world by storm with their incredible display of genius and ability on the field. However, even after so many years of dominance, the debate over who is better among the two continues to rage on today.
Many in the past have chosen one over the other and now Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp has dropped his hat in the mix. The manager who has faced both players in his career is a fan of the duo. However, he made an interesting observation as he made the final call.
Jurgen Klopp reveals his pick between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
The Liverpool boss called Cristiano Ronaldo the perfect player. However, he chose Lionel Messi as the one he prefers among the two for his attitude towards the game despite not being physically blessed like his Portuguese rival.
“For me Messi, but I couldn’t admire Ronaldo more than I do already,” Klopp told YouTube channel freekickerz.
“The explanation is the following: We’ve played against both already and both are almost impossible to defend.
“But Messi has much lower physical requirements from birth on.
“If you could paint yourself a perfect player, it would have Ronaldo’s height. He could jump and run as high or quick as Ronaldo can do.
“And what is then even added to that is his total attitude – it is absolutely perfect and professional; it couldn’t be any better.
“And on the other side there is the small Messi who makes everything look so simple.
“And therefore, I like him maybe a little bit more as a player on the pitch. But Cristiano is also an absolutely incredible player.”
“What both have in common is that both have left their footprints for such a long time,” Klopp then added.
“There are also some younger players who have a similar potential, but to do that over this time period is even more incredible.”
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