Messi vs Ronaldo He would probably have 15 Ballon d’Ors – Patrice Evra chooses GOAT. Former Manchester United vice-captain Patrice Evra chose former colleague Cristiano Ronaldo above Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain as his GOAT (Best Player Of All Time).
Evra claimed on Rio Ferdinand’s FIVE YouTube channel that Messi would likely have 15 Ballon d’Or awards right now if he had the same work ethic as Ronaldo.
“I want to clarify why I say Ronaldo; it is not because he is our brother,” the Frenchman remarked. Because I like his work ethic. With Messi, I feel like God simply gave him talent and told him to play with those youngsters.
Even if he had the skill, Ronaldo had to strive for his success. If Messi had Cristiano’s work ethic, I believe he would now be in possession of 15 Ballon d’Or awards.
“I really adore hard workers, so that’s why I chose Cristiano. I know that after the World Cup, people may proclaim Messi or another player to be the greatest of all time, but Ronaldo is in a league of his own.
We just have different opinions, so we should just be happy and appreciative that we got to play with those guys. “If someone selects Messi, I will agree with him, but it’s just that we have different opinions. There is no incorrect response.