Former Barcelona star, Ronaldinho has stated emphatically that Lionel Messi is the best of his generation but not an all time best player.
The 39-year-old Ronaldo is a former Camp Nou team-mate of the Argentine, having played with the Catalans while Messi was just starting to make his breakthrough into the starting XI.
Ever since, Messi has grown into one of the great players in the game of football, and has won Ballon d’Or for the sixth time.
“I can’t say that Messi is the best ever, but he is the best in his time,” he told the EFE news agency in a interview while in Mexico to play a couple of exhibition matches with former stars of the Mexican league.
“I don’t like comparisons because it’s hard to identify who the best in history is, there’s Diego Maradona, Pele, Ronaldo.”
To Ronaldo, he can’t compare Messi to the likes of Diego Maradona and Pele because he doesn’t like comparison. He is is a former Ballon d’Or winner himself wh had a lot of fans all over the world for his talent and skillfulness in the game.