Rakitic: Sorry Ronaldo, Messi's the greatest
Posted: 15 December 2017 Time: 10:25
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic claims Cristiano Ronaldo is “unfortunate” to be playing in the same era as Lionel Messi, who he describes as “the greatest player ever”.
Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo was this month handed the 2017 Ballon d’Or to equal Messi’s record of having won the prestigious award five times.
Rakitic, though, believes there is little doubt as to who the world’s best footballer really is, telling Marca: "Cristiano has been unfortunate to have played in the same era as the best.
"With all due respect to Cristiano, in my eyes Leo is unique; there is only one number-one.
“Ronaldo has been forced to measure himself against the greatest player ever."