Lionel Messi Names His Top Five Excluding Himself And Cristiano Ronaldo
By Mike Parrott
Lionel Messi has named his top five players in the world. The Argentinian Maestro excluded himself and Cristiano Ronaldo, with a few of them being known for spending time on the pitch with Messi as teammates.
Lionel Messi told Spanish Newspaper, Marca his top five in the world if he had to exclude himself and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The six-time Ballon D'Or Winner recently picked up his latest trophy to finally eclipse Ronaldo as the player with most Ballon D'Or's in history.
With Ronaldo no longer in La Liga, Messi beleives he's still in the top two with himself and that it was hard to see Ronaldo beat him to trophies while they were both in the same League for nine years.
So many people forget how good Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi were in their younger days. They've been consistent for 15+ years. Appreciate greatness. :scream::fire: pic.twitter.com/EsYzTmodWN
- World Cup (@FlFAWC2018) January 22, 2020
"It was nice to have Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga because of the prestige he gave him, although it was hard to see him raise titles."
However, even though Messi excluded himself and Ronaldo, he still went on to name his top five players.
The players being: Neymar, Sergio Aguero, Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard, and Luis Suarez.
Messi famously played part of Barcelona's trio known as "MSN", the trio combination of Messi, Suarez, and Neymar which went onto win a Treble together back in 2015.
Manchester City Striker Aguero made Messi's cut with the duo playing countless times together for the Argentinian National Team.
This is the goal i was searching for.
MSN Counter attack against Arsenal.
Look at Messi's touch before the goal.
Scary and Clinical .#Messi #Barcelona #MSN #Neymar #Suarez pic.twitter.com/yx9R04w1Wf
- Niranjan B (@UnitedNMB) January 24, 2020
While Mbappe and Hazard have never played together competitively on the same team, with Hazard only sharing the same League this Season when the Belgian signed for Real Madrid in July 2019.
"[But] excluding him and me, the best players in the world are Mbappe, Neymar, Hazard, Suarez and Kun [Aguero]."