AT Madrid manager Simeone states differences between Messi, Ronaldo

Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid manager, has outlined the differences between Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi and Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Simeone said that Messi is ‘much better’ for teams, which focus on football, than Ronaldo.

According to him, Ronaldo is ‘better fit’ for teams with fewer attacking options than Messi.

Speaking ahead of his side’s La Liga fixture against Sevilla on Sunday, Simeone told Marca: “What I consider is that in a team with fewer solutions, Ronaldo is a better fit because he provides many solutions.

“For a team which focuses on football, Messi is much better. We are talking about very fine margins of how a team plays.

“Cristiano can decide a game in a different way, he doesn’t need ten attacks. He scored two headers against us and we were out.

“Both [Ronaldo and Messi] need a team but the differences are very small. Lionel, in an attacking team always plays better.

“The other [Ronaldo] can win a game in two actions, he simplifies the situations. Messi is mesmerising because he plays elaborate football.

“Leo plays in a team that compliments all of his talent. He always ends up finding solutions.”

Messi and Ronaldo have both won five Ballon d’Or each.

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