The debate concerning who is the better player between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is a never-ending one. Fans, critics, former players, current players and experts have all given their opinions but none has managed to settle the debate. The duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi now has another comparison made and it is Brazil head coach Tite who has joined the debate.
While the International break is on, Brazil coach Tite commented on Neymar’s injury concerns and also admitted that the best player in the world is only between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“He has recovered from the injury that as everyone remembers removed him from the Copa America,” Tite told reporters as quoted by Fox Sports Asia.
“If he wasn’t fit, he wouldn’t be with the national team. We are not irresponsible to force a situation when it concerns the athlete’s health. Me and the coaching staff will be very attentive to his development. He is ready, he is capable of doing what the team needs.”
“Fifty per cent of goals scored by Brazil with Neymar on the pitch are because of his goals or an assist he makes,” he added.
“The team needs him and he needs the team.
“From individual technical quality, I put Lionel Messi on top and Cristiano Ronaldo, because they are of another generation.
“From there I put another generation: [Neymar] and Eden Hazard are two extraordinary players for me. One advantage Neymar has over Hazard is that they think alike but he executes faster. He’s unstoppable,” he concluded.