Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund has praised Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, hailing them as two of the greatest players of all time.
Few players in modern history have united and split the world equally as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Although the Argentine and Portuguese approaches and playing styles are opposed, what sets them apart is their ability to play at the highest level for more than a decade.
No player has come close to matching the dynamic duo for years, but as they near the end of their careers, the world continues to speculate about the next generation of players willing to carry on their legacy.
Erling Haaland, whose goal-scoring prowess has drawn comparisons to both players, is at the top of that list. The Norwegian has shown finishing ability to rival Lionel Messi’s, and his power and speed have convinced supporters that he is Cristiano Ronaldo’s natural heir. The man, on the other hand, has distanced himself from the comparisons.
When asked about his plans, the Borussia Dortmund striker stated that his current contract had three years left.
The Norwegian was then asked about the comparisons to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Haaland revealed that his only goal was to improve every day. After that, the youngster praised the two best players of all time.
Haaland’s incredible goal-scoring record has continued this season, with 33 goals in 31 games for the Bundesliga giants. Incredibly, Lionel Messi has 29 goals in 37 games, while Cristiano Ronaldo has 30 goals in 34 appearances.
Haaland has been linked with a lucrative partnership with the Argentine at the Camp Nou, with Real Madrid being listed as a possible destination. The comparisons to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will undoubtedly be justified if the 20-year-old can maintain his incredible form.