Winner of 4 Champions Leagues, 7 Golden Balls and a Copa America, Lionel Messi is considered one of the best, if not the best player in football history. In an interview with Tyc Sports, however, he paid tribute to another player, Brazilian Ronaldo Nazario. For him, he’s the best forward he’s seen play.
“Ronaldo Nazario was a phenomenon. Of all the forwards I have seen play, he has been the best for me. An impressive player in all aspects, ”said Lionel Messi. As a youngster, Lionel Messi watched several R9 games, both at Barca and Real Madrid, before seeing him at both clubs in Milan. It should also be noted that one of the idols of Lionel Messi was Diego Maradona, but Messi really did not see him play at the highest level.
In that same interview, Messi opened up about his relationship with his former teammate, Ronaldinho. “He’s helped me a lot. I entered the locker room at 16, seeing all these monsters was complicated. He sponsored me, made me comfortable and allowed me to let go, ”added Messi.