Marco van Basten says those who think Ronaldo is better than Messi know nothing about football.
Whoever believes Ronaldo is better than Messi assuredly knows nothing about football says former Milan striker and Netherlands head coach Marco van Basten!
Both Ronaldo and Messi are considered to be great footballers and even greatest footballers of all time, yet "which one is better?" has always been debated.
Although both stars have claimed numorous club and individual trophies, in terms of winning Ballons D'Or, Lionel Messi is one step ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo by winning the award six times, compared to Ronaldo's five.
However, Dutch star footballer, Marco Van Basten, firmly believes that Messi is way better than Ronaldo, and those who think Ronaldo is better know nothing about football!
"Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player, but those who claim that he is better than Messi don't understand anything about football or say it in bad faith," Van Basten told Corriere della Sera.
"Messi is unique, inimitable and unrepeatable.
"Players like him appear every 50 or 100 years.
"As a child he fell into the pot of football genius."
Ronaldo has enjoyed another fine season so far by scoring 25 goals already across all matches.
The Portugal captain scored 21 Serie A goals in his first campaign in Turin, and he has already reached that number through 21 matches this season.
Messi, however, has scored 23 goals in all competitions for LaLiga champions Barcelona in 2019-20.
Ahead of Sunday's Clasico against bitter rivals Real Madrid, Messi has managed 18 league goals in 20 appearances.