The Argentine forward is the latest among the list of many getting into the debate of the difference between two eternal rivals, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, having played with both men.
Carlos Tevez reveals that the two perennial Ballon d’or winners’ approach to training differs. He went on record to reveal the key difference them.
Both men have won a host of major honours over the last decade on individual and team basis, dominating the world of football with their alien consistency every season, wowing audiences all over the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a five time Champions League winner (one with Manchester United, four with Real Madrid), along with multiple domestic titles in England and Spain, not to mention etching his name in Los Blancos history as their all-time record goalscorer.
Messi on the other hand has remained loyal to Barcelona over the course of a stellar career to date, having come through the ranks at the Camp Nou.
The diminutive forward is a four-time Champions League winner and a nine-time La Liga champion with Barcelona and is also the club’s all-time record goal scorer.
The much coveted Ballon d’or prize has been shared five wins apiece by this two men in the last ten years, prompting the eternal argument about who is ultimately the best player in the game of football among fans and experts alike.
Tevez has tried to shed light on that dicussion with his comments on Tuesday, stating that he can only see one thing that sets the two players apart from one another, as he told reporters: “lionel Messi, I never saw him in the gym. I’ve never seen him train to stop the ball or those exercises
“It is all natural to him, but on penalties he trained: first he did not take them and now he shoots them all at the corner.
“Cristiano always stopped in the gym after training: for him it is an obsession and being the best is everything, he always arrived at work early.”
The former United striker went on to add: “When the training was set for nine in the morning I arrived at eight and he was already there.
“Even if I arrived 7:30 he was already there.
“I began to ask myself, ‘how can I get rid of this guy?’ So one day I arrived at six but he was already there! Sleepy, but he was there.”