Although Messi is a great player, the 44-year-old Argentinian manager, Cardetti, prefers Ronaldinho to him.
Martin Cardetti says he would take his former PGS teammate, Ronaldinho, if he were to choose between him and Lionel Messi.
In terms of honors and trophies, Messi is ahead of Ronaldinho with a record six Ballons d'Or, ten LaLiga titles, and four Champions Leagues, while the former Barca, Brazil, Milan and PSG forward has just two LaLiga titles, one Champions League and one World Cup in the bag among his other trophies.
However, former Ronaldinho's teammate at PSG, Martin Cardetti, who is the current manager of Mushuc Runa - an Ecuadorian football club, prefers Ronaldinho to Messi saying to Crack Deportivo: "As a coach, for my team I would choose Ronaldinho at his best over Messi.
"I shared a year with Ronaldinho and he is a different player, he's touched by God.
"He always had fun; with the ball he was always doing things and he practiced a lot so that he could replicate those things in matches."
On Ronaldinho, Argentinian Cardetti added: "You see him in training, in matches and every move he makes is different from everyone," he added.
"Players like him appear very rarely and they are remembered in football history.
"I'm proud to have been a teammate of that kind of player."