Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva believes it is harder to defend against Barcelona star Lionel Messi than Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Speaking after PSG’s 3-0 win away at Lille in Ligue 1 on Saturday, Silva explained that he finds Ronaldo easier to defend against than Messi — notably because the Argentina international is extremely tricky in one-on-one or two-on-one situations.
“It’s harder to defend against Leo Messi than Cristiano Ronaldo,” he told Le10Sport.
“Cristiano deserved to win everything he’s won in his career. This year is a bit harder for him but it’s not over yet. He could still win the next Ballon d’Or.
“The little difference between them is that Messi, with the ball, one on one, or even against two, is difficult to stop.”