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Marco Van Basten: “Cristiano is a great player, but those who say he is better than Messi don’t know anything about football”

Premier League

AC Milan striker Marco Van Basten shares his thoughts on the Messi vs Ronaldo debate and says “Cristiano is a great player, but those who say he is better than Messi don’t know anything about football”

Marco Van Basten has won Ballon D’or three times in his career in the year 1988, 1989 and 1992.

“Cristiano is a great player, but those who say he is better than Messi don’t know anything about football, or they say it in bad faith,” Van Basten said to Italian daily Corriere dello Sport.

“He [Messi] is unique. Impossible to imitate and impossible to repeat. A player like him appears every 50 or 100 years. As a child, he fell into the pot of football genius.”

“Pele, Diego Maradona and Johan Cruyff are for me the three best players in history,” Van Basten stated.

“As a child, I wanted to be like Cruyff. He was my friend. I miss him. Pele and Maradona were also incredible.”

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