Carlos Tevez described Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as ‘out of the ordinary but declined to choose between the final and Diego Maradona.
Tevez played with Ronaldo at club level at Manchester United between 2007 and 2009, when he played for international team and Messi in Argentina for a period of 10 years from 2005 to 2015.
“They are two champions. I felt comfortable with both of them. I enjoyed both and learned from them. They are both different, ”Tevez told ESPN.
“With Cristiano, I lived every day and Leo, we were in the national team. They are from another planet. They are still part of the football team and that is very difficult. It is something to be commended for. You have to take off your hat on those players. ”
Ronaldo and Messi have been in charge of world football since the late 2000s, winning 12 of their last 13 Ballons d’Or.
While Tevez made his mark 20 years ago, it was the latest in a long line of Argentine talent compared to national icon Diego Maradona. Messi is the only one who has lived through the superficial comparisons and no doubt even surpassed the myth that has passed away.
“Both,” Tevez said. “They are both Argentine. Sometimes, we fight about it more than outsiders. The argument has been with us. We should enjoy it. ”