“Ronaldo, Neymar and Suarez are incredible but are not on the level of Messi” – Xavi

The Spanish player lauded the Argentine as the best player in the world and maintained that Messi is a class above the rest.

Barcelona legend admires the skills of Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Neymar, but says none of the trio is on the level of Lionel Messi.

Very often among fans rages the debate who is the best player in the world is it the star of Real Madrid or Messi.

030415-soccer-Barcelona-pi-mp.vadapt.620.high.86In the last twelve months the discussion has expanded to include Neymar and Suarez, who played a key role in the success of Barcelona in European and local tournaments last season.

Suarez is the only one of the quartet that did not have the luck to be in the final list of contenders for the Ballon d’Or, which includes the current winner Ronaldo, Neymar and Messi who is the favorite this year.

Xavi expressed his admiration to every one of them, but remains solid in his belief that Messi is one level above the others.

To the Portuguese media, he says, “Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Luis Suarez are really amazing players, but they are all below the level of Messi. It is difficult to attack and dribbling the ball. Leo is able to play successfully with the ball, he sneaks past opposing players, creating opportunities for his other teammates to join in the attacks, scores goals, his presence or absence affects every match for Barcelona. ”

Messi and Ronaldo dominate Ballon d’Ór in recent years, one of the two has won the award in the last seven years.

There are people who claim that Xavi was to receive at the time of his active career, the highest individual honor for a footballer, but he says he does not think that he ever deserved this award.

At his speech, he added: “Many times I have been told that I deserved the award, but I never felt worthy of it. Messi, who is the best player in history, is an example of someone who deserves to win it.”


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