◼️ The ex-Manchester United player thinks that the Argentine and the Portuguese are very similar in everything, except for one thing.
Last night we saw the former Manchester United player, Rio Ferdinand, amazed at the skills of Leo Messi in one of his goals against Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League. The Englishman, who works as a commentator for BT Sport, believes that the Argentine is one of the two best players in the world along with the crack of Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo: “I think he and Cristiano are the best players.”
Rio Ferdinand’s reaction when Messi scored his 100th Champions League goal! 😆
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However, despite their similarities, Ferdinand finds an important difference between the functions of each one: “The difference between them is that the mentality of Cristiano is ‘give me the ball in the area where I can score a goal’, while Messi Sometimes you see him in the position of defensive midfielder taking the ball up and playing the opponent with one or two touches “.
He sees his ex-partner of Manchester United as a nine, while believing that the azulgrana participates in a wider area of the field performing tasks of organizer: “Cristiano is a pure goalscorer, he is not worried about being in the center of the field keeping pace, he wants to be the one to kill & end the match, Messi, on the other hand, gets involved in the rhythm of the match constantly, that’s the difference between the two. “