Argentina legend Diego Maradona insists Cristiano Ronaldo will never be as good as Lionel Messi.
The Barcelona star scored a record 73 goals in all competitions last season, but failed to deliver domestic glory to the Camp Nou as Real Madrid picked up the La Liga title.
Despite taking a pivotal role to the success of Los Blancos last season and netting 46 of Real’s 121 goals, Ronaldo will never been in the same bracket as compatriot Messi, according to the Argentine’s former national team Coach.
“Cristiano will never be as good as Messi. [Ronaldo] may have a more powerful shot, but Messi doesn’t need that because he gets into the right areas with the ball,” declared Maradona on TVR today.
“I shall never speak ill of Messi, because I know him. Messi scores a goal and shouts out for joy, whereas Ronaldo scores and stops dead as if he is in a shampoo commercial.
“We are both left-handed, both Argentinean, and we are both stars. You’ll never hear me say anything bad about Messi.”