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David Beckham believes Cristiano Ronaldo does not reach the level of Lionel Messi

sportbible: The 45-year-old football legend came up against six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi in 2013 during his brief stint at Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG clashed with Barca in the Champions League quarter-finals and Messi came off the bench in the second leg to help his side secure a 1-1 draw.

Beckham was asked to weigh in on the heated debate between Ronaldo and Messi, saying that they are “both above the rest.”

However, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star claimed it is “impossible” that there will be another player like Messi.

“He [Messi] is alone in his class as a player, it is impossible that there is another like him,” Beckham told Argentine outlet Telam.

“He, like Cristiano Ronaldo, who is not at his level, are both above the rest.”

Messi scored in the first leg of the Champions League tie as Barcelona secured a 2-2 draw at the Parc des Princes.

But the Argentina captain was substituted off in the clash after he suffered a hamstring strain.

Javier Pastore handed PSG the advantage in the return leg before Messi’s introduction in the second half as he played a part in Pedro’s equaliser.

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

The former PSG star, who retired from football after his time in the French capital, also came off the bench deep into the second half.

But Beckham was unable to help his side pull back ahead as PSG were dumped out of the Champions League.

“Although I enjoy playing at this level at my age, I do not like to lose,” the Inter Miami president said at the time.

“Our team played well. In both matches, we did things we should be proud of.

“We didn’t lose against Barcelona, and that is something that should motivate us for the next season.”

Source: Published by sportbible

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Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
20 days ago

That not true cr7 is up to Messi

John Samuel Ochiwu
John Samuel Ochiwu
20 days ago

So good

Sanusi Maryam
Sanusi Maryam
20 days ago

Indeed, He is a great player

AdeyemI Sunday
AdeyemI Sunday
20 days ago

they are both good!

Chidimma queen
Chidimma queen
20 days ago

Nice one

Ikechimark ludger
Ikechimark ludger
20 days ago

True

Afolabi Michael Temitope
Afolabi Michael Temitope
20 days ago

Messi is baba jare

Ogbeche peter
Ogbeche peter
20 days ago

Not true

Friday Barinua Michael
Friday Barinua Michael
20 days ago

That’s His opinion

Usaini Stephen
Usaini Stephen
20 days ago

Nice

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
20 days ago

Nice update

Ayomide Adanlawo
Ayomide Adanlawo
20 days ago

End of discussion. David Beckham has said it all

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
20 days ago

Messi is gifted cr7 is hard work

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
20 days ago

that’s good

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
20 days ago

Messi is a nice player

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
20 days ago

Messi is d best

NwakasiIkenna
NwakasiIkenna
20 days ago

Not true at all
They are equal

Joy Chidimma
Joy Chidimma
20 days ago

Messi is a good player

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
20 days ago

Rinaldo is a wonderful player too

Uzoh pascal
Uzoh pascal
20 days ago

That is his opinion

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
20 days ago

True

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
20 days ago

Rubbish talk

Eneh Johnson
Eneh Johnson
20 days ago

He just gave his candid opinion

Adeleke Tunde Ridwan
Adeleke Tunde Ridwan
20 days ago

Thats beckham’s perspective

ndubuisi victor njakor
ndubuisi victor njakor
20 days ago

that is his percpective

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
20 days ago

Only one match against,he should have also played against Ronaldo.

Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
20 days ago

Beckham is correct

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
20 days ago

Thats not true

Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
20 days ago

Goodluck

Ademola micheal
Ademola micheal
20 days ago

Cr7 is no where near messi

Amarachi
Amarachi
20 days ago

Not true

Dimude chinonso johnbosco
Dimude chinonso johnbosco
20 days ago

Messi is indeed very good

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
20 days ago

They are good in playing football

Christiana Dibiamaka
Christiana Dibiamaka
20 days ago

Up Messi. Ronaldo is good too.

David
David
20 days ago

Nice perform

Nnoko Ukamaka Anthonia
Nnoko Ukamaka Anthonia
20 days ago

That’s good

Edoja Jessica
Edoja Jessica
20 days ago

Indeed

EMEKA NWANKWOALA
EMEKA NWANKWOALA
20 days ago

The same.

Uka, Adaeze Imaga
Uka, Adaeze Imaga
20 days ago

not true

Aremoh james Oyewole
Aremoh james Oyewole
20 days ago

Cr7 is good but Messi is better

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
20 days ago

Okay

Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
20 days ago

Nice one

Enoma Fidelis
Enoma Fidelis
20 days ago

That’s true

Olalere Oluwasegun
Olalere Oluwasegun
20 days ago

He is right

Ehigie Peter
Ehigie Peter
20 days ago

Beckham have said it all…
Case closed!

mmuotoo chibuike peter
mmuotoo chibuike peter
20 days ago

True talk

Ehigie Peter
Ehigie Peter
20 days ago

CR7 fans shebi una don hear am?

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
20 days ago

Beckham should go and sit down

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
20 days ago

Well said

Essien Abraham
Essien Abraham
20 days ago

Ronaldo is a goal machine but Messi is complete.