Former Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has revealed his take on the Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate.
Ronaldo and Messi are widely regarded as two of the greatest footballers ever to play the beautiful game.
Who between these two superstars is the better player is a question that has been doing the rounds for a very long time.
Allegri, who has coached Ronaldo at Juventus in the Portuguese's first season with the Italian club, though, refused to name any one player over the other. When asked outright to choose between Ronaldo and Messi, Allegri gave a cryptic reply "They are two very different players. I'd say one is greater, the other is better," Allegri told Sky Sport Italia as quoted by Football Italia.
Ronaldo, who turned 36 in February, and Messi, who will turn 34 in June, are still considered among the best footballers in the world.
Both players have been impressive this season and remain vital to their respective teams.
Although Juventus have struggled for form this season, Ronaldo still has already scored 30 goals across all competitions for the Old Lady. Meanwhile, after a slow start to the season, Messi eventually found form and has 29 goals across all competitions for Barcelona so far.