Jurgen Klopp Liverpool boss claimed the Juventus star was close to a “good match” and preferred Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo.
Barcelona’s great Messi and Ronaldo are generally known as two of the best players of all time, but who is stronger is left to be proclaimed.
Klopp said Messi could produce his magic while making it look so easy and lauded the physical construction of Ronaldo.
“For me Messi, but I couldn’t respect Ronaldo much more than I really do,” Klopp told YouTube page freekickerz.
“The reason is as follows. We’ve already played against both and they are almost impossible to defend.”
“Messi’s physical criteria are far lower from birth on. When you should picture yourself an ideal athlete, he’d have the height of Ronaldo, he’d be able to jump and run as far or as fast as Ronaldo does.”
“So on the other hand, there’s the little Messi who’s doing all. And so I like him as a competitor on the field maybe a little bit more. But Cristiano is a truly outstanding athlete too.”
“That’s why it’s so hard, but what both have in common is that they have each left their fingerprints for so long.”