Ex-Madrid boss Capello: 'Ronaldo’s an extraordinary footballer, but Messi is a genius'
- Legendary coach Fabio Capello reveals his preferences
- He dubs Ronaldo a man who 'made himself champion'
- Messi, meanwhile, ‘is a genius’ in his words
Legendary coach Fabio Capello who used to work at Real Madrid, Juventus and England national team seems to be a staunch defender of Leo Messi and his talents, despite paying Cristiano Ronaldo his dues.
While both were literally outstanding for their respective teams during crunch CL clashes, Fabio sides with Leo Messi:
“Ronaldo’s an extraordinary footballer, but Messi is a genius,” Capello explained to Sky, as cited by Goal.
“There are three geniuses in football: Pele, Maradona and Messi. Period. Ronaldo is very strong as he lets you win everything, but Messi is a genius and something else."
“I faced Messi when he was 16 years old and I was amazed. He did the same things he does today but 20 years younger because he was born a genius."
“He invents things that others don’t see. Ronaldo has made himself a champion, but not a genius.”
Fair enough, don't you think?