Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry believes that his former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi is a player of natural talent, that excludes every other players.
Henry, played a couple of years at Barcelona alongside the Argentine star Messi before joining New York Red Bulls in 2010, stressed that he rates Ronaldo but just does notthink that the Portugal international or anyone else in the world – can match Messi in terms of talent.
“Lionel Messi is the best player in the world but I respect the amount of work Cristiano Ronaldo has put into the game,” Henry said in a chat with ex-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.
“But Messi is just a freak. It is nice for kids to watch as they can see one guy who was given a gift and the other guy who does it through hard work.”
“Louis Saha used to tell me Ronaldo was the hardest worker at Manchester United. I am not saying Messi does not work hard – but it is more natural.”
“Ronaldo had to work really hard to reach the top. They have the same mentality but that’s the difference.”