Deco : Ronaldo works hard but Messi has pure talent

Updated: March 14, 2015

cristiano-ronaldo-messiFormer Barcelona and Portugal international,Deco feels that his former team mate Lionel Messi is more naturally gifted than Ronaldo, though he added that Ronaldinho is the most skilful player he has ever come across in his entire career.

37-year-old Deco who has retired, played alongside Lionel Messi during his time at Barcelona, while he Also played with Ronaldo at international level with Portugal.

he believes that Lionel Messi could be the best player he has ever played with, and explained that Lionel Messi is pure talent where as Ronaldo is a product of hard work.

Deco has the utmost respect for both Messi and Ronaldo, who have won the last seven (7) Ballon d’Or awards between them, but feels that Messi has the edge over Ronaldo and however believes that former team mate Ronaldinho is more gifted than both.

Leo and Cristiano are different,” he told FourFourTwo. “Messi was born with talent. Cristiano also has talent but it’s amazing how hard he works at it; how professional he is.

It’s difficult to pick one but maybe Leo is the best I’ve ever played with. Although, Ronaldinho did things that I’ve never seen anyone do.”

Deco went to pick his best coach he has ever worked with where we was quick to pick Jose mourinho as his best coach ever explaining that Jose Mourinho, with whom he won the Champions League in 2004, changed the entire mentality of Portuguese football.

I think he’s the best, though I’ve had many great coaches: Fernando Santos, Carlo Ancelotti, Felipe Scolari,” he said.

“However, Jose Mourinho brought something different. He brought ambition because in those days in Portugal it was difficult to imagine that one of our clubs could win the Champions League.”

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