Ilkay Gundogan has hailed Lionel Messi as the greatest player in the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi – the most heated topic for debate of recent times. The duo have ranked above any footballer for over a decade now. Many footballers have chosen a side in this fierce rivalry, and so has Ilkay Gundogan.
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has hailed Barcelona superstar as the ‘greatest player in the world.’ The German international said that he admired Lionel Messi’s speed and finishing abilities. Gundogan, in a report presented by Goal.com, revealed his admiration for the Argentine and his instinct to make decisions.
“Lionel Messi [is the best player in the world],” Ilkay Gundogan replied.
“In my opinion, he has very special abilities. He has talent and he always manages to show it on the pitch. And he always has the instinct to make the right decision.
“He uses his speed well against the opponents he plays, he has a strong finish. All in all, no one else has as much quality as Lionel Messi,” the Man City player said.
“He is the star player of my generation and the greatest footballer of all time. I hope we get to watch him play for a few more years.”
📅 ON THIS DAY│November 16, 2003
16-year-old Lionel #Messi came on for Barça in the 75th minute of a friendly against FC Porto.
The world would never be the same…🐐 pic.twitter.com/RQA9tRqDGD
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 16, 2019