Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? When Popular Commentator Peter Drury Was Made to Choose His Best Player

Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? When Popular Commentator Peter Drury Was Made to Choose His Best Player

Martin Moses
March 1, 2023 at 10:20 AM
  • Comments made by popular football commentator Peter Drury more than two years ago about the divisive issue of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have resurfaced online
  • Drury picked Messi over his arch-nemesis, citing that Messi always appears to do what is impossible
  • The two have been involved in an over a decade-long rivalry, with their fans hardly agreeing

In life, three things are certain, death, taxes and the fact that the debate of who is better between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will never end.

Different personalities have always been sucked into the conversation, and some are even forced to pick sides.

With Messi's recent performance at the FIFA World Cup and subsequent triumph at the FIFA Best Awards, the debate is perceived to be settled in some quarters.

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Debates on who is better between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo remains to be one of the most divisive subjects ever.
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Popular football commentator Peter Drury made comments about the controversial topic two years ago that have now resurfaced online.

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Drury is a legend in his own right, having built a reputation for himself for his poetic lines when commentating on football. Whilst he has always remained impartial, Drury had to settle for one in a conversation with Nana Aba. And he picked Messi.

The interesting thing about them is that while both are brilliant, they are actually quite different. Ronaldo’s capacity for leaping and scoring with his head is phenomenal. 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.

Why Drury picked Messi

The legendary icon then went ahead to give an in-depth analysis of why he prefers the former Barcelona forward.

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

Messi will now be eyeing an eighth Ballon d'Or title later this year. He faces a huge task to help PSG over a first-leg deficit in the Champions League against Bayern Munich.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, has picked up the pieces in Saudi Arabia after a rather dull start after quitting Manchester United.

Kevin De Bruyne picked Cristiano Ronaldo as a teammate over Lionel Messi

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been involved in one of the fiercest rivalries. Not only in football but sports as a whole.

The two are arguably the best players to grace a football pitch. They have consistently been on top of their game for 15-plus years. And often, they have always divided opinion amongst their fans, with their fellow players weighing in occasionally.

Kevin De Bruyne was asked who he could choose as a teammate between the two. The Manchester City star outrightly mentioned Ronaldo.

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