Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have recently shifted their opinions regarding the ongoing debate about the greatest footballer between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
While their collaboration on the field for England was infamous for its lack of harmony, they’ve found common ground in favouring Ronaldo over Messi. Gerrard, in a recent interview, hailed Ronaldo as “the GOAT,” acknowledging the impact of his arrival in January and the subsequent ripple effect in the league.
Gerrard had previously hailed Messi as the greatest during an appearance on The Overlap last year, highlighting Messi’s team-oriented play and exceptional individual statistics. Lampard, too, had earlier sided with Messi, citing his pure, innate talent.
However, in a more recent discussion on The Overlap, Lampard confessed to reconsidering his stance after observing Ronaldo’s consistent performance, especially in crucial matches like finals and semi-finals.
Lampard humorously referenced a debate on Monday Night Football that influenced his evolving viewpoint, admitting a potential shift in favor of Ronaldo due to his prolific output and impactful performances in significant games. This change of heart by both Gerrard and Lampard indicates a nuanced reconsideration in their once concrete opinions regarding the Messi-Ronaldo debate.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
This season he played in total 12 times for 1076 minutes for Pro League.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 12 goals for Al Nassr. He procured 7 assists. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.
Al Nassr performance and stats
In the last 13 games, it has won 10 times, drawn once, and lost twice. In its last match, Al Nassr won 1-3 against Al Wahda.
It has a positive goal difference after scoring 36 goals and conceding 15.
Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini
This season he played in total 6 times for 372 minutes for Major League Soccer.
Lionel Messi scored 1 goal for Inter Miami. He procured two assists. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.
Inter Miami performance and stats
In the last 34 games, it has won 9 times, drawn 7 times, and lost 18 times. In its last match, Inter Miami lost 1-0 against Charlotte.
It has a negative goal difference after scoring 41 goals and conceding 54.