“If Ronaldo and Messi were playing at the same time, I would watch Messi”

Former Inter forward Alvaro Recoba has voiced his preference for Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Uruguayan didn’t hesitate to take sides in the age-old debate over who has been the best player in the world over the last decade or so.

“Messi has been at the top for 15 years,” he told Perform.

“People can say that he hasn’t moved from Barcelona. Yes, but his teammates have changed, and he’s still there.

“For me, Messi is the best of all time,” he added.

Recoba implied that, if the two had not been playing in the same period, it would not be up for debate as to who was the better individual.

“When it comes to Cristiano, if they had played in different eras, it would be a different story.

“But since they have played in the same era, it is normal for them to be compared,” he explained.

“Now, if both are playing at the same time and I have to choose a game, I prefer to watch a Messi match.”