Barcelona defender Sergi Roberto has a finally made his choice on who is the best player on of all times. The Spaniard earlier said he won’t be forced into choosing between the two legends who have shared World’s Best Player trophies between them for 9 years.
The midfielder who is considered as one of Barca’s most versatile player insists that Real Madrid has been luckier this season.
Roberto, 24, made his comments after La Blaugranas won 4-1 in their last 2016 La Liga fixture against Espanyol on Sunday.
Barca fought really hard in the game which Luis Suarez scored a brace. Jordi Alba and Lionel Messi also found the net for the Catalonians with an amazing performance from Andres Iniesta and the famous No. 10.
“I think that they have had a bit of luck so far,” Sergi Roberto told RAC1.
“They have been scoring goals in the last minute and it is clear that a game doesn’t end in the last minute of course. But they have been managing to score then through fouls or corners.”
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Madrid are current leaders on the 2016-17 La Liga table, having a three-point gap from Barca and a game in hand due to their involvement at the Club World Cup in Japan.
Los Blancos has remarkably maintained their unbeaten run since the start of this season.
Roberto added that he believes Messi will sign a new contract after Luis Suarez extended his stay at Catalonia, adding that the South Americans are best of friends.
The right-back also insisted that there’s only one clear winner in the unending Ronaldo-Messi debate.
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“Leo wouldn’t be happier than he is here,” the full-back/midfielder said. “He is a close friend of Luis Suarez and he has just renewed so he should follow.
“I don’t think that you can compare Ronaldo or anyone else to Messi.
“Ballon d’Or aside, everyone knows that Messi is the best and that he is light years away from the rest.”
In October 2009, Roberto was promoted to Barca’s first team after making his Barcelona B debuts. He was subsequently invited for his country’s under-17 team for the 2009 FIFA World Cup hosted by Nigeria.
On 5 November, before being substituted by Javier Espinosa in the 88th minute, he scored a hat-trick against Burkina Faso at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.
Last September, Roberto was Sergi Roberto ranked third most valuable right-back in football.