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Toni Kroos Reveals His Choice Between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Mudeet Arora
Toni Kroos reveals who he choose as the GOAT between Ronaldo and Messi
Toni Kroos reveals who he choose as the GOAT between Ronaldo and Messi / Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Who is better? Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?

Toni Kroos has now entered this epic question just doesn't seem to go out of fashion.

This debate has been around for most part of the last decade and still we don't have a definitive answer on who is better.

Some of the biggest names in the world of football have faced this question and have laid down their views. Many of Ronaldo and Messi's teammates too have chosen their favourite.

Now, Toni Kroos has given his choice:

"From my playing days, it's Cristiano Ronaldo (best player of all time). Of course, I'm biased because he made a decisive contribution to us winning a lot of titles. It was exciting and impressive to play alongside Ronaldo.

"We were not only team-mates but also neighbors in the dressing room and neighbors in private. He lived right next to me. Seeing what a perfectionist he is was impressive. That is why it is forbidden for me to name Messi (as the best player of all time)."

Kroos has played with Ronaldo at Real Madrid and has also faced Messi in some of the most famous El Clasico battles in history.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo was being heavily linked with a move away from Juventus but the Portuguese maestro took to Instagram to quash all rumours.

He started by stating, "Anyone who knows me is aware of how focused I am on my work. Less talk and more action, this has been my guiding motto since the start of my career.

"However, in view of everything that’s been said and written recently, I have to set out my position. More than the disrespect for me as a man and as a player, the frivolous way that my future is covered in the media is disrespectful to all the clubs involved in these rumours, as well as to their players and staff.

"My story at Real Madrid has been written. It’s been recorded. In words and numbers, in trophies and titles, in records and in headlines. It’s in the Museum at the Bernabeu Stadium and it’s also in the minds of every fan of the club. And beyond what I achieved, I remember that in those nine years I had a relationship of deep affection and respect for “merengue afición”, an affection and respect that I retain to this day, and that I will always cherish.

"I know that the true Real Madrid fans will continue to have me in their hearts, and I will have them in mine. As well as this most recent episode in Spain, there have been frequent news and stories associating me with a number of clubs in many different Leagues, with nobody ever being concerned about trying to find out the actual truth.

"I’m breaking my silence now to say that I can’t allow people to keep playing around with my name. I remain focused on my career and in my work, committed and prepared for all the challenges that I have to face. Everything else? Everything else is just talk."