“With his incredible attitude and his incredible winning mentality, Cristiano Ronaldo is a unique player, but I admit that Lionel Messi still adds more magic to football,” he said.
“With his dribbles, his complete way of playing the game, he (Messi) always generates surprise situation in attacks.”
The World Cup winner also explained that the Portugal international’s move to Spain from England has had a great impact on his career.
He said: “The best thing that could have happened was moving to Madrid.”
“At Manchester United it was already incredible the number of goals he was scoring, but in Real Madrid he’s become even more complete.”
Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has levelled Lionel Messi‘s international goal record.
The 33-year-old forward netted a brace in Sunday night’s 2-0 win over Kenya in their Intercontinental Cup clash in Mumbai.
Having arrived into the match with 62 goals from 102 appearances, Chhetri’s two-goal haul catapulted him to 64 strikes and level with Messi’s goal record for Argentina.
The feat also places him joint-second, along with the Barcelona icon, in the most active international goalscorer stakes in world football.
Cristiano Ronaldo, of course, tops that list having scored an incredible 81 goals in 150 appearances for Portugal.
Zidane, 45, shocked the world on May 31 when he announced his decision to walkaway from Santiago Bernabeu after nine trophies in two-and-a-half glorious years at the helm.
“I was surprised, a lot because nobody expected it,” Messi told Mundo Deportivo, about his great El Clasico rival. “But he will also have his reasons.
“The truth is that I do not know what will have happened but it is also good to leave the way he left.
“During the time he was there, he won practically everything.”