Former Barcelona player, Arda Turan does not hesitate to mention that Lionel Messi has a better ability than his eternal rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.
In fact, the opinion about who is better between Messi and Ronaldo has been around since 10 years ago. Naturally, these two players take turns proving that they are the best players in the world.
So far, Messi has won six Ballon d’Or trophies, while Cristiano Ronaldo himself won five trophies for the world’s best player.
Arda Turan has faced these two players, because he used to defend Atletico Madrid. But the Turkish player was also Lionel Messi’s teammate.
He knows exactly how great the Argentine mega star is. From what he saw, according to Turan, La Pulga was better than Ronaldo because he could do everything on the pitch.
More than just controlling the game, according to Turan, Messi is a player who is very adept at dictating matches.
“Messi is present in every moment of football. He can dictate the game in every aspect,” Arda Turan told beIN Sports Turkey.
It is not meant to think that Cristiano Ronaldo is a bad player. Turan himself felt that Ronaldo was still a goal machine, a special player, but he thought Messi was better.
In fact, according to the former Atletico, the only people who call Ronaldo better than Messi are those who have been teammates or close to Portuguese players.
“Ronaldo is not bad, but he is a goalscorer, even though he is very special. Messi does everything in the game. He does things you cannot even imagine. His intelligence, vision, pass is very different. And everyone I have talked to about this agrees with me,”
“Except for people who are close to Ronaldo, his team mates, who say Ronaldo because their answers are political. Ronaldo is my friend and it’s not my domain to question his quality. However, I think Messi is better,” said Turan.
Turan himself is currently still actively playing and defending Galatasaray.