Advert

Latest

10 hours ago
Advert
12 hours ago
Advert

Most Popular

2 days ago
Advert

The One And Only Time Roy Keane Gave His Verdict On Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Lionel Messi Debate

The One And Only Time Roy Keane Gave His Verdict On Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Lionel Messi Debate

Roy Keane admitted that he would put Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Lionel Messi when he touched on the heated debate surrounding the two players for the first and only time in public.

And Manchester United legend Keane offered his verdict on Messi vs Ronaldo while taking up pundit duties for ITV during the 2018 World Cup.

Advert

The Portugal captain followed up his performance with a terrific header in his side's 1-0 victory over Morocco.

Keane, 49, admitted at the time Ronaldo was "on a new level" and he was "out there on his own" as the best player in the world.

Advert

The Irishman explained on ITV: "I think there has been a great debate about him [Ronaldo] and Messi, but over the last six months, I think he's on a new level -- Ronaldo's out there on his own.

"It's not natural ability, as brilliant as he is, it's sheer hard work. He's got a lot of courage, he's brave and the guy is a genius.

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6

"I think his form over the last few months I'd have him above of Messi."

Messi fired a lacklustre Argentina to the World Cup competition in Russia after he scored a brilliant hat-trick in his side's 3-1 victory over Ecuador.

Advert

But the 2014 World Cup finalists struggled to impress in Russia and were dumped out of the round of 16 in a 4-3 defeat to France.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

During Keane's appearance on ITV for the 2018 World Cup, Arsenal hero Ian Wright also backed Ronaldo ahead of Messi at the time of the tournament.

Advert
Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Lionel Messi: Which Player Has Scored Most Non-Penalty Goals Each Season?
Football

Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Lionel Messi: Which Player Has Scored Most Non-Penalty Goals Each Season?

published at21 days ago

The 56-year-old pundit explained: "What he has proven going into the World Cup with the pressure he's under, this is his fourth World Cup, the way he's started, he has shown it's not just ability, its hard work. He's getting the fruits of all that work over the years.

"I think that with Ronaldo he's been in different leagues, out of his comfort zone. Ronaldo when he left Portugal, even at Manchester United, I remember he had a year where they said he can go back [but he wanted to stay and fight at Old Trafford].

"I think in years to come, we've been fortunate to watch both at the height of their powers, but in years to come I think Ronaldo will pinch it for me."

Featured Image Credit: PA/ITV

Topics: Football News, Football, Barcelona, Serie A, Lionel Messi, Juve, old lady, Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo, La Liga, Roy Keane, Barca

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Cristiano Ronaldo Is Only The Ninth Most Valuable Player In Serie A According To Study
published at10 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

Man Sets Off Flare In His Bedroom After Winning The League On Football Manager

published at2 days ago
Karim Benzema Reportedly Told Ferland Mendy To 'Stop Passing The Ball To Vinicius Jr' At Half-Time

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]