After Messi guided Argentina to the World Cup final, talkSPORT to try to settle the "GOAT argument" once and for all. It should come as no surprise to anyone who Morgan is rooting for.
Ronaldo and Messi continue to score goals and are battling it out for the title of "best player of all time."
Messi put on a semi-final masterclass in Qatar, scoring and providing a spectacular assist that may go down in history as he led Argentina to a 3-0 triumph over Croatia. Meanwhile, Ronaldo's Portugal was eliminated.
Compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi has won the Ballon d'Or seven times. He has also won four Champions League championships, 11 top-flight championships, and guaranteed a Copa America victory in 2021.
Most people now concur that Messi has created a throne for himself at the pinnacle of the sport, but Ronaldo superfan and the Portugal star's best buddy, Morgan, is certain to disagree with the majority.
Although he still feels Ronaldo edges out Messi, he still thinks the latter is fantastic. and it seems CR7 concurs.
As he attended the talkSPORT Breakfast to resolve the GOAT controversy, he said, "I had a very interesting conversation with Cristiano." We had dinner after I first interviewed him three years ago; it was a very amazing conversation, and I genuinely like him as a person.
He treated Messi with the utmost reverence, so I asked him, "Who's the best player you've ever seen?"
Since he has obviously never seen himself play live, he responded, "Messi, but you're asking the incorrect question; you're not asking me who is the best player."
I found that to be amusing.
But then he spoke about the two of them and the distinction between them and many other greats, such as Paul Gascoigne, George Best, Ronaldinho, and R9 Ronaldo, claiming that it was due to the longevity he and Messi have enjoyed.
Messi is through to the final.
Messi and Ronaldo have been at the top of their games for 18 or 19 years, which is a monument to their exceptional dedication, remarkable physical fitness, and their competition, which without a doubt has inspired each other to achieve even higher levels.
"We're lucky to have them; I think it's one of the greatest rivalries in sports history."
Morgan obviously didn't stop there, claiming that Ronaldo is the only genuine "Greatest of All Time" and that Messi isn't even the greatest Argentine to have ever played the game.
Against Croatia, he believed Messi was simply outstanding, the man remarked. One of the best gamers to ever play the game, in my opinion. But the question is, is he the best? I'll always defend Ronaldo on that point with a lot of fervor and logic. I believe he merits that title.
"It's crucial to keep in mind that Ronaldo is two years older when comparing the records of Messi and Ronaldo." It's also crucial to keep in mind that Ronaldo has won league championships in four different nations, including the three most competitive leagues in the world, unlike Messi, who stayed in his Barcelona comfort zone for 17 years.
He could have chosen to spend the majority of his career at Real Madrid, but he has purposefully entered new leagues and faced new challenges. He has taken himself out of his comfort zone.
"In contrast, Messi has only ever performed this feat for Barcelona, and the best players in the world have always been present around him the entire time." Ronaldo frequently had to take the lead in that line by himself.
"I've been chuckling as I've seen a lot of Messi fanboying and fangirling during the World Cup. He may be enjoying the World Cup, but this is the first one he has attended.
"Are you truly a better player over that time than someone who has regularly won titles in three of the most difficult leagues there are if you stay at a side like Barcelona for the duration of your career and then you go to PSG and a fairly easy league like the French Ligue 1?" I'm not certain.
Despite the fact that they are two of the three greatest players ever, I enjoy this topic because it gets people worked up.
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