MX23RW : Thursday, July 19 21:36:26

Gareth Bale: 'Cristiano Ronaldo better than Lionel Messi'

Bale: 'Ronaldo better than Messi'
© PA Photos
Gareth Bale says that Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is a more "complete" player than Lionel Messi.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale has weighed into the debate over who is the better footballer between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo by revealing his admiration for the latter.

The two La Liga-based players are regarded by many to be the best in world football.

When asked by Life's a Pitch to separate the duo, Wales international Bale responded: "For me, personally, I'd say Ronaldo. He's got the whole package. He's strong, he's powerful, he's pacey, can head the ball, strike the ball.

"Obviously, you can't say anything bad about Messi, but for the all-round complete footballer, I'd say Cristiano Ronaldo."

A number of pundits have placed Bale in the same category as Ronaldo and Messi following his recent performances for Spurs.

Share this article now:
Gareth Bale celebrates moments after scoring his team's second goal on November 25, 2012
Read Next:
Real ask for first option on Bale?
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account