‘Messi is Alone in his Class as a Player’ – Beckham

Messi vs Ronaldo
  • David Beckham has weighed in on the Messi vs Cristiano debate
  • The former England international picks the diminutive Argentine over Ronaldo

David Beckham believes that Lionel Messi is on a level above Cristiano Ronaldo with the debate over who of the two superstars is the greater.

The former England international believes that Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘not at Lionel Messi’s level.

Speaking to Argentine outlet Telam, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and PSG star said:

He [Messi] is alone in his class as a player, it is impossible that there is another like him

The debate on who of the two stars is greater continues to run among sports fans, current and former players, with a conclusive answer never near on-sight.

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Beckham, who currently owns MLS outfit Inter Miami, faced the Messi while his side, PSG, faced Barcelona where Messi inspired Barcelona to beat the French side.

Barcelona won on away goals following a 3-3 aggregate score with Messi being largely responsible for hauling the La Liga giants back into the tie when they were losing at Camp Nou.

“We were leading before Messi came in, and once he came in, Barcelona scored,” Beckham added.

“Although I enjoyed playing at that level at my age, I do not like to lose. Our team played well. In both matches, we did things we should be proud of.