Numerous players over the years have provided for their take on whether Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi is the greatest player of all-time. Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has now chimed in with his stance on this matter.
In speaking to the German-based outlet Sport Bild, Lewandowski was asked whether Messi is the greatest football player ever, to which the veteran striker brought up Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo to the conversation.
“In the period since I started playing football at the professional level, Messi and Ronaldo have been at the top,” Lewandowski said. “It’s always been a duel between the two. The question between them is simple: who likes which type of player?
“It’s difficult. I respect Cristiano Ronaldo’s hard work. For Messi, everything seems easy. I think Cristiano had to work harder for his success.”
While Lewandowski swayed away from providing a straightforward response on whether Messi is the best player who the sport has ever seen, it is quite noteworthy that he also discussed Ronaldo.
Of course, the Messi and Ronaldo debates have spanned for years now. And for the Bayern Munich forward, there is a possibility that he could meet both of them later this season in the upcoming UEFA Champions League knockout stage.