There is always an argument about who the best player is between Messi and Ronaldo, owing to their personal achievements.
Bristol City star Benik Afobe has revealed his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo however claims Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is better than the Juventus star.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo international selected his pick between the two players who have dominated soccer with their performances and laurels in recent years in the course of a question and answer engagement on the club’s social media account.
Afobe is presently on a season-long loan from Stoke City, however a knee injury he suffered in training last September has ruled him out of action for the Robins.
Messi won the Ballon d’Or for a record sixth time last year however 27-year-old expressed his love for Ronaldo due to the fact of his hard work and self-belief.
“Ronaldo or Messi. I choose Ronaldo however Messi is better. I say Ronaldo because he’s work so hard, and he is a man of stories,” Afobe said.
“We hear about him being the first person in the training and the last person out, he is got himself the self-belief that he is the best even before he showed that he is the best.
“He is accomplished it in Spain, Italy and in the Premier League, he is all round.”
Despite his love for the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star, Afobe maintained that Messi remains the best in the world.
“Of God given natural talent, I think Messi is class above everyone. He is simply amazing to watch. They are about world classs players and absolutely the best two that’s ever lived,” he added.
Afobe started his professional career at Arsenal in 2010 after developing through their youth ranks, however he ought to not establish himself in Arsene Wenger’s team.
The Congolese striker was loaned to six clubs before finally becoming a member of Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 2015, however, he has chosen a former teammate at the Emirates Stadium as the best he has played with.
“The best player I’ve ever played with is effortlessly Robin van Persie, his movement, his first touches, his vision, his finishing capacity which is top class. He is a extremely good guy, he gives me a lot of advice, and he is very humble, and he is had a successful career,” he said.