Vincent Kompany has weighed in with his thoughts on who is the GOAT when it comes to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has played against both Messi and Ronaldo, but as a fan of football has avidly watched the pair entertain the world.
While he has nothing but respect for Ronaldo and his hard work, he feels Messi is a more natural talent.
Speaking to the Daily Post the Belgian is adamant nothing compares to Messi in his opinion.
“I love Ronaldo and I love all of the things he stands for.”
“But I have to go for Messi.”
“Just the speed of execution.”
“It’s talent and I think talent is difficult to overcome when it’s that good.”
Kompany admits that the way in which Ronaldo has adapted his game as the needs of a new club have changed is impressive.
However, Messi’s continuity is special.
“The way he plays now at Juventus is different from the way he played when he was at United, different from how he played when he was at Real Madrid.”
“I love that in a player.”
“But Messi is special.”
Whether we agree or not, it’s safe to say they both got the better of Kompany.