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Gerard's choice between Messi and Ronaldo on who is better puts an end to the debate

The historic English player of Liverpool, today coach of Al-Ettifaq of Saudi Arabia, chose between Messi and Ronaldo.

The historic English player of Liverpool, today coach of Al-Ettifaq of Saudi Arabia, chose between Messi and Ronaldo.
The historic English player of Liverpool, today coach of Al-Ettifaq of Saudi Arabia, chose between Messi and Ronaldo.

It is common in the world of football to want to identify a player as the best in all of history. Many choose Lionel Messi, others Diego Maradona and some Pelé. There are also people who put Cristiano Ronaldo above all of these, and one is Steven Gerrard, despite the fact that a year ago he had put Leo as the GOAT.

The discussion about whether Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo was the best footballer of all time will be eternal and will last for several decades after the retirement of both footballers. In this era where every opinion is stored in the world of the internet, it is very easy to find files to contradict the words of the same character. The current coach of Al-Ettifaq was targeted on social networks for his change of side in just over a year.

Very subtly, without being asked, Steven Gerrard turned around like a sock. A year ago, before the Argentine National Team won the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Englishman was asked about the GOAT and answered: "Lionel Messi, for me. But I will never say anything negative about (Cristiano) Ronaldo because he is another phenomenal player. In my era, his numbers... I'm not sure anyone else can do it. I'm not sure," in dialogue with Gary Neville.

The next match for Gerrard and Henderson's Al-Ettifaq will have a special setting since it will be Marcelo Gallardo's debut as technical director of Al-Ittihad. The match will be played next Friday, November 24, for the 14th round of the Saudi championship and this Monday the Doll will lead his first training session in charge of the team that has great figures such as Karim Benzema, N'Golo Kanté and Fabinho.

What Ronaldo's former player said

Since he took over as coach of Al Ettifaq of Saudi Arabia in July of this year, it seems that he has changed his mind. In the middle of an interview in which he was not asked about the best footballer in history, he felt the need to clarify that he currently believes he is Cristiano Ronaldo, a player for Al-Nassr in the same league: "I think that when the GOAT arrived, "as we call it, in January, it was a big business and it still has a lot to offer in football. After Cristiano arrived, the popularity of the league increased and all the big players moved to Saudi Arabia," he said.

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