Brazilian icon Ronaldinho lately spoke about Lionel Messi successful FIFA The Finest Award forward of Erling Haaland in 2023.
Since a participant’s efficiency was taken under consideration from December 19, 2022, the day after Messi received the World Cup, many thought Haaland was the deserved winner.
The Norwegian performed a number one function in Manchester Metropolis successful the European treble final 12 months. Nevertheless, he was tied with Messi within the vote. The Argentinian received as a larger variety of nationwide staff captains voted in his favor.
Talking about Messi’s triumph, his former Barcelona teammate Ronaldinho mentioned (through MessiXtra on X):
“Messi is without doubt one of the better of all time. So how are you going to search out out in a 12 months or one other 12 months if he is the perfect? I believe soccer is like that, everybody thinks in their very own manner.”
“For me he stays the perfect on the planet, so for me it is vitally easy.”
In 2023 it was the fourth time that Lionel Messi received the FIFA award for being the perfect participant. He received the FIFA Participant of the 12 months Award in 2009 and FIFA The Finest in 2019, 2022 and 2023.
Ronaldinho’s outdated feedback a few younger Lionel Messi
When Lionel Messi grew to become a world-beater at Barcelona, Ronaldinho was the main famous person in world soccer. He was Barca’s talisman and maybe probably the most entertaining participant on the planet.
Nevertheless, the Brazilian legend noticed Messi’s potential at a really younger age and tipped him to realize greatness. On his Participant’s Tribune, the 2002 FIFA World Cup winner wrote:
“At Barcelona you hear about this boy from the youth staff. He wears quantity 10, identical to you. He’s small, identical to you. He performs with the ball, identical to you. You and your teammates will go and see him play for the Barcelona youth staff. and at that second you’ll know that he’ll turn out to be greater than a terrific footballer. That boy is totally different. His identify is Leo Messi.”
Ronaldinho was typically thought to be a mentor to the younger Messi, in actual fact, the Argentine’s first skilled objective was assisted by him. They performed 80 video games collectively as teammates and scored 9 objectives between them.