The debate about the better player between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi might have added a new chapter to the rivalry after the Manchester United star vented his frustration on what’s occurring at Old Trafford after his interview with Piers Morgan.
During a segment on talkSPORT Tuesday, Tim Sherwood thinks Ronaldo’s interview cements Messi’s place as the GOAT, which is any angle pundits can use to steer the conversation to the Messi-Ronaldo debate.
“I think it tarnishes his legacy,” Sherwood said. “I think the little man, Lionel Messi, must be sitting in Qatar in his camp, laughing, looking at it from afar because when you ask players who the greatest players who have ever played the game, it’s either Messi or Ronaldo.
🤣 “Messi must be laughing.”
🐐 “If you ask players who the best ever is, it’s either Ronaldo or Messi.”
🇦🇷 “Now my unconscious bias is rifting towards Messi because of this!”
Tim Sherwood thinks Ronaldo’s interview cements Messi’s place as the GOAT! 🐐 pic.twitter.com/cfYiqa2tPn
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 15, 2022
It’s a toss up. But, you know, my unconscious bias now is drifting straight toward Lionel Messi just on the top of this [interview].
Messi faced similar struggles in his first season in the French capital but now, in Year 2 with Paris Saint-Germain, the veteran forward has returned to his FC Barcelona self. The Argentine is in good form, with the 2022 FIFA World Cup occurring in a few days.
It will be interesting to see if Ronaldo can see this type of success before his career is over or if this interview will be the highlight in the latter stages of the Portugal international’s playing days.