Atleti coach Simeone weighs into Messi and Ronaldo debate

World Cup 2018 By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 22/06/2018

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has joined the debate on who is between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in a leaked audio tape, according to report in Football Espana.

Messi was kept silent in the two games played he played in the World Cup while Ronaldo has put up a man of the match performance in the two games played.

Speaking to his Atleti assistant German Burgos, Simeone doubted Messi’s role in the Argentina national team – who had just lost 3-0 to Croatia – and compared him to Ronaldo in a ‘normal team’.

“Messi is very good, but he is very good because he plays alongside extraordinary players,” Simeone comments on the leaked tape.

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“If you had to choose between Messi and Ronaldo for a normal team, who would you choose?”

Simeone also commented on ‘anarchy’ within the dressing room of his national team: “I do not see anyone leading, it is anarchy and not leadership. I see a team who is lost.

“It is clear that in the dressing room players are holding on to fists but in these situations, you need someone to fight.

“We all say the players are the most important part of the game and the Coach usually play it down when players mess it up, but the Coach is also participating in this.”