New Delhi: And it continues. This time, joining the debate on who is a greater player — Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi — is former Barcelona talisman Xavi Hernandez.
"Ronaldo is a player of his time," and "the problem is that there is another who has been pretty much the best player in history," Xavi told Cadena SER in an interview.
"Ronaldo is extraordinary but compared to Messi, for me and for everyone who likes football, there can be no comparisons.
"Messi will be number one until he wants [to stop]. He's superior to everyone and is the best in the world, unless you are Real Madrid," the World Cup winner added.
Weeks ago Ronaldo won the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. And he also the Euro 2016 with his national team, after capturing EUFA Champions League trophy with Real Madrid.
The duo have been dominating world football by sharing between them all FIFA's Player of the Year awards since 2008 and are widely hailed as the world's best two footballers.