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Legendary Commentator Gives Brilliant Insight Into The Messi v Ronaldo Debate

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Legendary Commentator Gives Brilliant Insight Into The Messi v Ronaldo Debate

Legendary commentator Peter Drury has given his own unique brilliant insight into the debate surrounding who is the greatest player out of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Drury's fascinating interview with Nana Aba Anamoah has been circulating on Twitter in recent days, and the man on the mic revealed that Messi has the edge in his eyes.


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But while Messi may be number one in the commentator's eyes, the iconic wordsmith was also full of praise for Ronaldo, who he dubbed as a "remarkable specimen of a human being."

"We've been fortunate to have careers running parallel of possibly the two greatest players there have ever been," he said in the interview, with the quotes published by GiveMeSport.

"And the interesting thing about them is that they are, while both brilliant, actually quite different.

"You know, Ronaldo's capacity for leaping and scoring with his head is phenomenal. I mean, he is an Olympic high-jumper and an Olympic sprinter.

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"He delivers a cross, he scores with both sides and his head. He is brilliant, but if you asked me who I would want to watch if I had to watch one or the other every day for the rest of my life, I'd pick Messi."

PA: Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Manchester City in the Champions League.
PA: Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Manchester City in the Champions League.

Drury then clarified the reasoning behind his decision and added: "Because he appears to do what is impossible.

"He plays off his left foot, he almost doesn't need a right foot - mind you, he can score perfectly well with his right foot - but he weaves through spaces that don't exist. He's like a slippery eel.

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"They can't get hold of him. He sort of defies physics.

"Ronaldo looks like an athlete, doesn't he? I mean, he is a remarkable specimen of a human being; Messi looks like the boy next door and performs like a god."

Messi has made a slow start to life at Paris Saint Germain by his own exceptionally high standards, and is yet to score his first Ligue 1 goal for the club in five appearances.

He has fared better in the Champions League though, following 3 goals in 3 appearances in Europe's premier club cup competition.

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PA: Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Atalanta.
PA: Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Atalanta.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo is one of the only shining lights in what has been a miserable start to the season for Manchester United.

He has scored 9 goals in 12 appearances across all competitions for the Red Devils so far this campaign.

Topics: Manchester United, Ligue 1, Lionel Messi, Premier League, Champions League, Paris Saint Germain, Cristiano Ronaldo

James Hilsum
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