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I Prefer Ronaldo To Messi, Says Disu by sunshine [ f ] at 3:27PM on Dec 08, 2017

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A former Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says he prefers Cristiano Ronaldo to his Ballon d’Or rival, Lionel Messi.

Tunde Disu made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos after Ronaldo emerged winner of the 2017 Ballon d’Or award.

Ronaldo emerged winner of the prestigious award for s record fifth time to draw level with Messi. The Portuguese was honoured at a gala night at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

It was a back-to-back win for the 32-year-old, who helped his country to win the UEFA European Championship in 2016.

The fast-paced striker also scored 12 UEFA Champions league goals and 25 goals in the Spanish La Liga.

He had previously won the Ballon d’Or in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018 to make it the fifth time.

“Watching both players on the field is something you will ever enjoy, especially their dedication and efforts at bringing success to their various clubs.

“For me, I see Ronaldo as a more complete player and I will go for him anytime because he is dangerous on air and can use both legs effectively.

“Ronaldo on the field will always show signs of eagerness; he wants victory and is ready to play. He has that exceptional drive needed in every player.

“Dedicated players in the mould of Ronaldo and Messi are not common at all. Although we have someone like Neymar of Brazil but his time has not come.’’

Disu advised other players to take up the challenge from Ronaldo and Messi to help their clubs attain the height which both players had achieved.

“I am not surprised at their dominance in football for 10 years now. They merit all the awards and they are undisputable. Who has come closer to what they have achieved individually?

“For both players, they helped their clubs achieve a great deal. See their commitment on the field of play and their goals which have helped their clubs win laurels.

“Both players are world-class which we may not be able to replace now, it is a challenge other players must rise up to. They need to be on their level.

“I expect other players to be game changers just like Ronaldo and Messi, let them help their clubs win their local league and champions’ league. Players like Hazard should also step up,’’ said Disu.

(NAN)

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