Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo has chosen Ronaldo over Messi for being ‘more accessible’.
The midfielder has played with both greats at Barcelona and Juventus. He was Messi’s teammate from 2018 to 2020 at Barcelona and is currently Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammate at Juventus. However, he says he prefers to play with Ronaldo more than the former – over claims of being more friendly and interacting more.
“They’re champions above all else,” Arthur told AS.
“In this, Messi and Ronaldo are identical. Concentrated from start to finish, always.
“If they score three goals, they immediately think of the fourth. They never disconnect. It’s impressive and at the same time motivating, because they push you to do your best.
“Compared to Messi, Ronaldo talks more and is more accessible. He never backs down if there is a team-mate in need, and he inspires fierce determination.
“He trains like an animal, he doesn’t know what a break is, and he always encourages you to do your best. He leaves nothing to chance.”
“I already knew it because people talk, the world of football is small and they tell you about it. They tell you what he does, but when you see it up close it is impressive,” Arthur added to Marca.
“There are days when we get back at two in the morning because we played late and he starts training.
“Who does that? Cristiano. I joke and tell him that he is sick, but what are you going to say to someone who has so many Ballons d’Or. Mentally he is very strong.”