Courtois asks fans to stop Messi vs Ronaldo debate and enjoy pair

Courtois asks fans to stop Messi vs Ronaldo debate and enjoy pair, Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM
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- Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the football space for the last decade

- Previously, the pair had won five Ballon d'Or awards apiece before Messi won his sixth in 2019

- Owing to the duo's dominance, fans have often argued about who is the best between them

- But Thibaut Courtois wants an end to the debate, urging fans to enjoy the two star players

Thibaut Courtois has had his say regarding the better player between superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Messi vs Ronaldo: Thibaut Courtois duo should not be compared
Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the football space for the last decade. Photo: Instagram/@cristiano.
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The Real Madrid goalkeeper has stated both legends should not be compared, noting the Portuguese captain is more athletic while his Argentine counterpart is more naturally talented.

Courtois, who spent eight seasons at Premier League club Chelsea said both players have different talents and that the world can only enjoy their era.

Lionel Messi is 33 and Ronaldo is 35 - meaning both players are now in the twilight of their respective careers having already set unprecedented records.

“Cristiano is more athletic, with his strength and gift of scoring goals. Messi is more talented, with his unexpected dribbling. We just have to enjoy them, I’m proud of having defended their shots," ESPN quoted the keeper saying.

The Belgium goalkeeper is one of the shotstoppers who has had a rare chance of playing against both players and he is preparing for another showdown with Messi ahead of the El Clasico.

Thibaut Courtois: Real Madrid goalkeeper says Messi and Ronaldo should not be compared
Thibaut Courtois says Messi and Ronaldo should not be compared. Photo: Power Sport
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The Ronaldo vs Messi debate is set to be renewed soon when Juventus meet Barcelona in the Champions League group stages.

Courtois' sentiments came just days after Kylian Mbappe declared Ronaldo as the greatest footballer of all-time.

PAY ATTENTION: Click 'See First' under 'Follow' Tab to see news on your FB Feed reported Mbappe took to his Instagram handle after he played against Ronaldo in the Nation's League to declare the Portuguese his "idol" using the crown and goat emoji to describe him.

The PSG sensation has in the past declared his admiration for the ex-Real Madrid star and even had his poster in his room while growing up.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.