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Peter Drury gives poetic insight into the Ronaldo-Messi debate

Mudeet Arora
Peter Drury's epic words on Ronaldo and Messi
Peter Drury's epic words on Ronaldo and Messi / Clive Brunskill/Getty Images, John Berry/Getty Images

Modern day legend of football commentary, Peter Drury has given his incredible insight into his opinion of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in his own unique way.

Drury's interview with Nana Aba Anamoah has been making the rounds on social media and here's what he's said about both legends.

"We've been fortunate to have careers running parallel of possibly the two greatest players there have ever been," he said in the interview, with the quotes published by GiveMeSport.

"And the interesting thing about them is that they are, while both brilliant, actually quite different. 

"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 explained his reason as he said, "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."

In conclusion, Drury sums up, "Ronaldo looks like an athlete, doesn't he? I mean, he is a remarkable specimen of a human being; Messi looks like the boy next door and performs like a god."

Messi and Ronaldo have faced unique fortunes since arriving at their new clubs in the summer in PSG and Manchester United.

Messi has made a slow start to life at PSG by his incredible standards.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo has been the one positive factor in Manchester United's miserable run in the Premier League.