Ronaldo vs Messi: Peter Drury weighs in on the GOAT argument with Nana Aba Anamoah

Ronaldo vs Messi: Peter Drury weighs in on the GOAT argument with Nana Aba Anamoah

  • Peter Drury weighed in on the GOAT debate a year ago in an interview with Ghanaian broadcaster Nana Aba
  • The famed commentator chose Paris Saint Germain's Lionel Messi over Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo in the widespread interview with the Ghanaian
  • Drury's choice, Messi, has been struggling in the French league with his new club since he made the move whiles CR7 has had a stellar start to life in England

Peter Drury said if he had to choose who to watch between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, he would pick the Argentine over the Portuguese, but that was a year ago.

Despite admitting the Portuguese was a GOAT in his own right for his impressive plays, Drury said Messi did "impossible things".

"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 stated.

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When asked to provide a premise for his choice, Drury continued that:

"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," Drury conculded.

This was back in 2020 when he was interviewed by renowned Ghanaian broadcaster Nana Aba Anamoah.

A year later, will Peter Drury choose differently?

Fast forward to a year later, a whole lot has changed.

Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have changed clubs in that time.

The 'once-thought-Barcelona-retiree' made a shocking move to Paris Saint Germain, and Cristiano Ronaldo, also left Italian giants Juventus to Manchester United.

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Messi has not had an easy life since moving to PSG, missing most of the league games and coming up empty-handed in goals and assists in the league run.

CR7 on the other hand has 4 goals to his name in the English premier league and 5 in the UEFA Champions League for the Red Devils.

One thing worth noting is that both teams are nowhere near their best and that makes Ronaldo's output more impressive.

A year after Drury's choice, given everything that has transpired in the football world since then, would he still make the same choice?

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Source: Sports Brief News