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Peter Drury Is Responsible For The Perfect Answer In 'Ronaldo vs Messi' Debate

James Hilsum

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Peter Drury Is Responsible For The Perfect Answer In 'Ronaldo vs Messi' Debate

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Legendary commentator Peter Drury has given his verdict on the Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo debate.


Drury's interview with Nana Aba Anamoah is always worth a watch, and the man on the mic revealed that Messi has the edge in his eyes.

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.

"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.

"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."

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.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"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 had a tough start to life with Paris Saint-Germain last season and only managed to score six league goals.

He did pick up a Ligue 1 winners medal however and also won Finalissima with Argentina in June.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, returned to Manchester United and scored 24 goals in all competitions.

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Image Credit: Alamy

United registered their lowest-ever Premier League points tally however, with 58, and failed to qualify for the Champions League.

It has seen Ronaldo ask to leave Old Trafford for a second time if a 'satisfactory offer' arrives in the next few weeks.

Topics: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United

James Hilsum
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