Beckham lauds qualities of Messi and Ronaldo

Beckham lauds qualities of Messi and Ronaldo

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo definitely do send jitters down opposing teams’ spines and makes handling them difficult in games.

The fight for a bragging right led to some Messi sympathizers allegedly vandalizing a statue of Cristiano Ronaldo built in his home island, Madeira in Portugal.

Beckham lauds qualities of Messi and Ronaldo

Photo credit: Getty Images/ Messi and Ronaldo at the Ballon d'Or

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Amazingly when the question as to who is the greater of the two: ‘Messi or Ronaldo’, is put to fans they do sweat and shy away from it.

When football’s greatest question was put to David Beckham by Spanish magazine XL Semenal, the former Manchester United and England captain who played for Real Madrid for three years couldn’t choose between the pair.

"They're both unique, a bit like Zidane in his day once in a generation players, we'll remember having Messi and Cristiano together.

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"Nobody has got to that level and stayed there for so long. Anyone who knows them always underlines their will to keep getting better, they want to be the best," he said.

In the La Liga this season, Ronaldo and Messi are separated by nine goals. The Portuguese beat his long-term rival in the goal scoring chart with 51 goals in 49 appearances while Messi found the back of the net 42 times in 51 games.

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Messi on the side of the scale, won the La Liga with Barcelona and leads the count in the Ballon d’Or with five awards to Ronaldo’s three.

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