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- Jan 17, 2015
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- Trad Bricks
Your argument conveniently ignores that he dragged his team to a World Cup final four years ago. Is Ronaldo a better leader? Quite possibly. A better player? There is very little to substantiate that argument.I'm not comparing for club, I'm mainly comparing for country. Messi is mentally weak - missed a penalty vs Chile and retired. Then came back. Then he missed against Iceland and the next day didn't leave his room to join the players for a BBQ. He's the captain right? Where is your leader? We talk about Argentina not being able to gel, where was Messi to facilitate that as well? Do you think Ronaldo would do that?
I'll admit I exaggerated on Messi being poor which you've all jumped at a bit too quickly - but I honestly believe Ronaldo is a better player and leader than Messi.
I don't understand why you would ignore what they have done for their clubs, considering that is the vast majority of a player's career and the best basis to judge their actual ability. International football isn't a good measure of quality or consistency, players are at the whim of a drastically more disparate talent pool. It's an arena in which Greece can win a major tournament and players like Gareth Bale and Andriy Shevchenko barely get to experience competitive tournament action.
If you had qualified your argument with "Ronaldo is a better international player", then you have a good case, though not iron clad. Otherwise the statement is just reactionary and smacks of emotional preference.