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Davids: Messi is an anomaly but Ronaldo just an athlete

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 30 Nov 2015

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Former Barcelona midfielder Edgar Davids has described Lionel Messi as “an anomaly” and Cristiano Ronaldo as “just an athlete” after tipping the Argentina star to land the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or.

Davids, speaking to FIFA.com after Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar were named as the final three nominees on Monday, believes Messi has a God-given talent which sets him apart from the others.

The Dutchman said: “Messi is just an anomaly, he can dribble, he can score, he can pass, he has the vision, he understands the game…

“Ronaldo is just an athlete. He works so hard and back to back, he is always there.

“But if you work hard can you be like Messi? No, that’s impossible.

“Can you be like Ronaldo? Yes, to a certain extent.”

Asked if Neymar was ready to replace Messi and Ronaldo – the pair have shared the last seven Ballons d’Or – at the pinnacle of world football, Davids added: “No, he is not ready, [but] he is almost there.”

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Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

That’s cool. Messi is an extraordinary player.

Jeffreysjb
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Jeffreysjb

Extreme

Jack
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Jack

I am surprised a soccer player is making such an unprofessional comment.Messi may be skillful,but Ronaldo being an athlete.would excel Messi at any time.You can’t simply rely on your skills alone without athletectic prowess.

Afam
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I agree wit Edgar Davids.Messi is something out of dis world, very abnormal n extraordinary, close to being angelic.Ronaldo n Neymar re good players

Zilla
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Zilla

I concur with Davids, Messi is exceptional while CR7 is training made player which anyone can be depending on the level of commitment

Femi Lawrence
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Cr7 is world best ever. Messi just had the lucky to win the Ballon d’ Or because of Barcelona completement. Let him go to another club and win it like Rolando @man Real Madrid.

id3g
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id3g

understand! you cab ronaldo but not MESSI

festus ifeanyi
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festus ifeanyi

messi forever

ken undertaker
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ken undertaker

messi is the best

Adamsmith
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Adamsmith

messi is ecceptional,and a different spechy from planet earth.

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