Ronaldo is a Hard work, While Messi genius according to Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure has lifted the lid on why he thinks Lionel Messi is the best player in the world.
The Ivorian midfielder, in an interview with Rio Ferdinand on BT Sport, claimed that the Argentina captain was both the best player he played with and against.
But he also explained why he thinks the 28-year-old star has the edge on eternal Ballon d’Or and La Liga rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
“The best player I have played with is Messi,” he said.
“I’ll tell you something, I once heard Patrice Evra and Carlos Tevez say that Cristiano Ronaldo works really hard, but Messi is different.
“Messi is a genius.
“It’s natural. In training he’s simple. He’s very good with the ball. He’s always with the ball, but he never does anything crazy. He’s thinking about the game.”
Toure also revealed that Messi tells teammates who he is going to nutmeg before games and, when he faced his former teammate in the Champions League last year, he ran around the pitch terrified after being singled out for humiliation by the three-time Ballon d’Or winner.