Henrik Larsson played with both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo before they reached the level of GOAT, he knew they were good but not this good.
Not many players have played with both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Even fewer can say that they did before they were so highly thought of.
Talking to Sky Sports, in Barcelona it was hard for Messi to stand out at such a young age because of other stars.
At United Ronaldo was just really starting to show his potential, but never the level he has reached.
“Messi was only 17 turning 18.”
“He was good he was really good but I couldn’t see what would come.”
“Nobody could have seen how many goals he would have scored.”
“Don’t forget I had Ronaldinho in the team at the same time.”
“He was amazing, it was hard to see Messi or Cristiano going there as well.”
Larsson only spent a brief time with Ronaldo. He believes he was close to the finished article when he played with him. However, he insists there was no way of seeing such a formidable player.
“Cristiano was really really good before he went to Madrid.”
“But, he has just taken it to another level.”
“Those are just two fantastic players.”