Chelsea winger Wiliam has aimed a swipe at Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The Brazil international has claimed that the two cannot be compared to Barcelona and Brazil legend, Ronaldinho.
Messi and Ronaldo have won ten Ballon d Or titles among them with each player winning the accolade five times. They have also won the European Cup on multiple occasions while Ronaldinho won it just once, Willian, however, insists that the two cannot be compared to his countryman.
“Ronaldinho was the best of all time. Better than Messi and Cristiano. They score goals, but what Ronnie did was incredible. He was amazing on the field and also scored” Willian said.
Ronaldinho left Barcelona in 2007 to join AC Milan, a move that Willian believes ruined his career.
“As a fan of his, I have to say that he left [Barcelona] too soon. If he had kept up the level a couple of years, he would have won many more Ballon d’Or’s,” he added.
The former Brazil international was in fine form for Barcelona and led them to their second Champions League title in 2006 and also won the best player in the world title that year.
Ronaldinho also led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title, something neither Messi nor Ronaldo has been able to do for their countries.
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