Thierry Henry chooses between Messi and Ronaldo

Thierry Henry chooses between Messi and Ronaldo

Thierry Henry, Arsenal legend and France striker, believes his former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi is a better player than Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

Although he chose the 34-year-old Argentine, Thierry Henry believes people should enjoy watching the two masters in action.

For over 15 years, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated world football with unparalleled consistency, both at club and international level. Together, the two men have won 12 Golden Balls, as well as several league titles and continental competitions.

In an interview with [via GOAL] In 2015, Henry made his point.

“I played alongside Leo, and this is my answer. I have great respect for Cristiano, as someone who has maintained this level for several years.”


“It is one thing to have a good season and then have four more years after that, but to maintain that level for several years in a row is another thing.”
The 44-year-old added:

“People are aware of that, of course, but I feel like we don’t yet realize the true extent of what these two people are doing. From now on, people will look in awe at the continuity, the goals, and the pressure that comes with doing this for such a long time.”
And he concludes:

“So I respect Ronaldo, but I played with Leo and had some great times with him, we both lost and won, so that’s all I have to say about Leo.”

Henry played for the Argentine at Barcelona between 2007 and 2010, scoring 49 goals in 121 matches in all competitions. The Frenchman won two La Liga titles, the King’s Cup and the Champions League during his time in Spain.

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Messi vs Ronaldo: a forever struggle

The two Imperial footballers have been competing for over 15 years, trying to outsmart each other and win personal prizes such as the prestigious Golden Ball.

The duo topped the lists of top scorers in La Liga for nine seasons, from 2009 to 2018, playing for fierce competitors – Barcelona and Real Madrid.

During this period, the Portuguese captain led Los Blancos to three consecutive UEFA Champions League titles (and another in 2014) and Messi led the Blancos to two European titles in 2011 and 2015.

Messi currently plays for French league champion Paris Saint-Germain, while the Portuguese star plays for English club Manchester United.


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