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Anelka criticized Messi and Ronaldo for being unwise

18 Th3 2022 | 11:04 | Football

Nicolas Anelka assessed the decision to switch clubs of both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as part of the reason for the failure of these two superstars.

“Messi and Ronaldo are not wise,” the former France striker commented on RMC. “Both should make less complicated choices for their careers, because to stay at the top you need to choose the right team.”

The person who played for both Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid commented: “What happens to Messi and Ronaldo this season is normal when the players want to hold on to the top position. There are players who do not hesitate to do so. retire at the age of 32, 33 or 34 to avoid public criticism.
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 Messi and Ronaldo had the second consecutive year that they were eliminated early in the round of 16 of the Champions League. Photo: Reuters.

In the summer transfer window of 2021, Messi and Ronaldo both moved to two new teams. If Ronaldo is expected to help Manchester United regain their former position, Messi also has ambitions to win the Champions League with PSG. However, both PSG and Manchester United have had many problems this season.

Anelka believes Ronaldo chooses a difficult challenge for himself when he returns to the Premier League. “I think Ronaldo will have a harder time than Messi because personally, the Premier League is the most demanding league in the world,” said the former Chelsea and Arsenal star. “I retired at the age of 36, but when I was 32, I went to China to play.”

For the second year in a row, Messi and Ronaldo were both eliminated from the round of 16 of the Champions League. This is something that has not happened in the Champions League in the last 15 years. Former French player, Frank Leboeuf, affirmed that the time when Messi and Ronaldo dominated world football is over. “Messi and Ronaldo are no longer at the top of the world, their status has gone down,” the 1998 World Cup champion said on ESPN.

Two superstars of world football are in danger of not being able to win the Champions League again in their careers. The last time Messi won the Champions League was the 2014/2015 season. Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s last Champions League title fell in the 2017/2018 season.

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