Tevez explains why Ronaldo and Messi are world's best, but different

Published: November 2, 2019


There are a select few who can boast that they have played as teammates with the world’s best two footballers at the moment, Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentine Lionel Messi, and Carlos Tevez is one of them.

While he is lucky to have played alongside both, this privilege has helped him better understand the difference between both superstars of football.

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The Argentine striker recently explained why Ronaldo and Messi are world-class but yet so different in how they do things.

Tevez explains by telling a story about Ronaldo’s training ritual. “He spends the entire day in the gym, it’s an obsession. I remember that we needed to train at 9, I arrived at 8 and he was already there. So I tried to arrive at 7:30 and he was already there. One time I did everything to get there before him, I arrived at the pitch at 6:30, but he was already there. He was half asleep but there he was.”

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He continued by explaining how Messi went about things in training.

“Messi isn’t like this, to him it all comes naturally. But for what doesn’t come natural to him, he trains for. One time he wasn’t kicking free kicks well, now he puts them all in the corner. He trained and improved,” said the Boca Juniors forward.

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