‘Messi would probably have 15 Ballon d’Ors’ – Patrice Evra explains why Cristiano Ronaldo is on a ‘different level’ from the PSG star


Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has explained why he prefers Cristiano Ronaldo to Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi. Speaking on Rio Ferdinand’s FIVE YouTube channel, the Frenchman praised the work ethic of his former teammate.

evra said:

I want to explain why I say Ronaldo, it’s not because he’s our brother. It’s because I love his work ethic. I feel like Messi, God just gave him talent and told him to go play with those kids. Cristiano had to work for it, even though he had talent, he had to work for it. I think if Messi had the same work ethic as Cristiano, Messi would probably have 15 Ballon d’Ors today. I just love people who work hard and that’s why I choose Cristiano and I know after the World Cup they say that now the GOAT is Messi or whatever, but Ronaldo is on a different level. If someone chooses Messi, I will agree with him, but we have a different opinion, we just have to be blessed and grateful to have played with those players. There is no wrong answer.”

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evra and ronaldo they enjoyed three and a half successful seasons as teammates. The pair won two Premier League titles and also won the UEFA Champions League once.

Despite the successful career of the Portuguese attacker, most fans will be on the side of the psg star when it comes to the GOAT title. The Argentine achieved unprecedented success at Barcelona for more than 15 years before moving to PSG. He also led Argentina to a Copa América victory in 2021 before the elusive World Cup victory in 2022.

PSG faces possible sanctions from UEFA over the salaries of Messi and Mbappé

The Argentine superstar will become a free agent next summer.
The Argentine superstar will become a free agent next summer.

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé’s salary could be a problem for PSG’s financial situation. According to Spanish outlet Diario AS, the Ligue 1 giants could be kicked out of the Champions League if they continue to break Financial Fair Play rules.

The French team was one of the 10 clubs fined by UEFA for breaching the FFP rules for the 2020-21 season. They had posted three consecutive seasons of losses of more than €30 million and were subject to a massive €55 million fine.

Les Parisiens signed the former Barcelona star for two years in the 2021-22 season, making him the highest-paid player in the world. They broke the record with a three-year deal for Mbappé, who reportedly earns €50m a year.

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