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Tevez pays Ronaldo & Messi the ultimate compliment

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi
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The Argentinian striker refused to pick a favorite between Ronaldo and Messi, instead choosing to show them both respect.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are ‘both out of the ordinary’, according to Carlos Tevez.

The 37-year-old is one of 21 lucky footballers to have played in the same team as the forwards. He partnered with Ronaldo at Manchester United for two years and lined up alongside Messi for the  Argentinian national team from 2005 to 2015.

Now in an interview with ESPN, Tevez shared his thoughts on the pair when asked which of them he preferred.

“They are two greats. I felt comfortable with them both. I enjoyed both and learned from them. They are both out of the ordinary,” he said.

“With Cristiano, I lived the day to day and with Leo, it was with the national team. They are from another planet. They are still part of football’s elite and that is very difficult. It’s something to admire.

“You have to tip your hats off to those kinds of players.”

Tevez has been without a club since leaving Boca Juniors for a third time last summer.

He has previously played for Boca Juniors, Corinthians, West Ham, Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus, and Shanghai Shenhua.