Few of world soccer stars have had the privilege of playing alongside the duo Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and one of those Brazilian international Arthur Melo.
Arthur spent two years with Messi in the ranks of Barcelona (2018-2020), and had previously stated that the Argentine “flea” is the greatest player in the history of football.
After moving to Juventus last summer and playing alongside Ronaldo, Arthur retracted his previous statement, as the 24-year-old said in new statements highlighted by the British newspaper “The Sun” that he preferred the Portuguese star to his Argentinian rival, and he also talked about the differences between the two.
Arthur explained: “Cristiano Ronaldo expresses himself more than Messi and communicates with everyone in the locker room.”
He added, “Ronaldo is very active in the locker room, talks to everyone and has a good relationship with everyone.”
He continued: “Everyone has his own way of showing leadership. Messi does that with actions on the field. He demonstrates that when he receives the ball, with his will to win the match and all his colleagues notice that.”
When asked about the player he prefers to play with between Messi (33 years) and Ronaldo (35 years), Arthur answered without diplomacy, saying: “I will choose Cristiano, we play together!”
He added: “I am not very close to Cristiano, but we have a good relationship .. Cristiano never backs down if there is a teammate in need of something and always deals with him with determination.”
“He (Ronaldo) is training like a beast, and he does not know when to rest and encourages you to give everything you have … He always tells me what to eat, and leaves nothing to chance.”