Stefan Jovetic talked about who he thinks is the best player in the world. Having played in Italy and currently on loan in La Liga, Jovetic has the experience of playing against some of the best.
The Montenegrin striker seems to be enjoying his time in Spain. Jovetic was loaned by Inter Milan at the beginning of this year to Sevilla. The Spanish side has had an impressive season. They are currently three points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid. Their run in the Champions League also seems set to continue. Sevilla won 2-1 win against Leicester in their first leg encounter.
Having had the chance to play against some of the best players, such as Ronaldo, Messi or Bale, Jovetic offered his views on who he considers to be the very best.
“Messi is the best, no-one can better him. When you see him, he makes everything look easy. He is the best of all time, ” Jovetic commented.
Lionel Messi has enjoyed a friendly rivalry against Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi has won the prestigious Ballon d’Oro on five occasions, but lost in 2016 to Ronaldo. Ronaldo has also won the trophy four times in his career.
The players’ two teams, Barcelona and Real Madrid, are second and first in La Liga. In terms of goals scored, Messi has scored 19 in the league this year, four more than Real’s Ronaldo. Barcelona and Real are the usual title contenders, with Jovetic’s Sevilla a surprising addition to the current campaign.
Earlier this week the manager for Brazil’s national team commented on Messi’s talent. Tite says that despite the traditional rivalry between Brazil and Argentina, he wishes Messi was born a Brazilian so he could play for his team.
“Yes, I would have wanted Messi to be born in Brazil,” he told journalists at AS. “Regardless of the great rivalry between Brazil and Argentina, one only rivals who he admires. And we have an admiration for the Argentine. Messi is awesome. His creative ability is extraordinary, outside of normal patterns. He manages to see what others don’t.”
Tite also weighed in on the Messi’s qualities as compared to Cristiano Ronaldo’s abilities.
“They’re different styles – one is a scoring striker, finisher. The other is playful, creative and magical. The two on the same team would have destroyed rivals,” Tite said.