Lionel Messi ‘without a doubt’ better than Cristiano Ronaldo says Barcelona legend

MONACO - SEPTEMBER 21: Samuel Eto'o leaves his footprints during the Golden Foot award ceremony at Fairmont Hotel on September 21, 2015 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Antalyaspor star Samuel Eto’o has revealed that there is no doubt about it – Lionel Messi is better Cristiano Ronaldo.

Eto’o also stated that he watched Messi grow into the player he is today and that the Argentinian magician will continue to be the best for the next decade.

“I saw him grow at Barcelona. And I can say, without any doubt, that he is better than Cristiano Ronaldo,” Eto’o said on the Beyaz Show.

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“He’s the best player in the world and he will be so for 10 more years.” 

Eto’o also joked that he was the star during his time at Barcelona not Messi.

“I didn’t play with [Lionel] Messi, [Messi] played with me,” he said.

Eto’o is widely regarded as being a Barcelona legend winning every title in domestic and European football at the club.

The Cameroon international also won the treble including the Champions League in Italy with Inter Milan under the stewardship of Jose Mourinho. Eto’o also won the World Club Cup at Inter and UEFA Super Cup at Chelsea.

Messi won the Ballon d’Or title for the fourth time this year and has won every domestic and European trophy he has competed in at Barcelona.

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