What makes a footballer great?

To understand this i’ll take an example of the two most amazing players of our generation -Messi and Ronaldo. The battle of the two titans of football just might go on and on but we all do admit that these guys are a cut above others. While Ronaldo is an athletic beast with a great blend of winger and a target man, Messi is a technical master with his amazing dribbling ,passing and shooting .People do understand that it is quite difficult to decide who is better and it doesn’t works when we compare them with two dissimilar stats but I think that their actual most important ability through which we can decide this debate is their “ability to learn fast.”

To understand this let’s take this story more than a decade back when Messi and Ronaldo were just some young street players. In the streets the most important ability you can learn is to dribble and that’s where they were amazing and possibly equal.Now Messi comes to Barcelona academy and Ronaldo goes to Sporting. There Messi learns the Barcelona way or in simple terms a focus on passing and pressing. Ronaldo on the other hand starts on his freekick training . After sometime they both were masters of their arts. Messi an integral part of the trident of xavi-iniesta-messi and Ronaldo after a transfer to Manchester united becomes one of the best freekick takers in the world in just some years.After that the role of their height becomes important. Messi being smaller gets an advantage of low centre of gravity which helps him in his dribbling whereas Ronaldo being quite tall and playing in a more physical league starts developing his body for a more advanced role of a striker. After some years the result is we all know Messi as one of the best dribblers of all time and Ronaldo scoring a lot of goals from wings and his heading ability quite out of this world. Now after that let’s take look at the the Messi and Ronaldo of this time and we know how the past have shaped these players with the basic underlying amazing “ability to learn fast” which takes some players a lot of time.Now Messi is being asked to drop much deeper and he has became a world class creator and great distance shooter and Ronaldo after the counter-attacking regimes of Mourinho has now became like a amazing goal scoring winger with amazing speed . In view of this it is quite apparent why we should not compare them by any random stats. We can’t compare messi’s heading ability to Ronaldo .This is just absurd like comparing messi’s dribbling to Ronaldo .At the end we should understand that we are honoured to live in the era of Ronaldo and Messi who can learn any ability in just some years to a degree of mastery like the legends. This amazing ability is what makes some footballers great. They do train hard but its not like other footballers don’t but its the way they are or the way they train that sets them apart.

The battle of the two titans of football just might go on and on but we all do admit that these guys are a cut above others. While Ronaldo is an athletic beast with a great blend of winger and a target man, Messi is a technical master with his amazing dribbling ,passing and shooting .People do understand that it is quite difficult to decide who is better and it doesn’t works when we compare them with two dissimilar stats but I think that their actual most important ability through which we can decide this debate is their “ability to learn fast.”

To understand this let’s take this story more than a decade back when Messi and Ronaldo were just some young street players. In the streets the most important ability you can learn is to dribble and that’s where they were amazing and possibly equal.Now Messi comes to Barcelona academy and Ronaldo goes to Sporting. There Messi learns the Barcelona way or in simple terms a focus on passing and pressing. Ronaldo on the other hand starts on his freekick training . After sometime they both were masters of their arts. Messi an integral part of the trident of xavi-iniesta-messi and Ronaldo after a transfer to Manchester united becomes one of the best freekick takers in the world in just some years.After that the role of their height becomes important. Messi being smaller gets an advantage of low centre of gravity which helps him in his dribbling whereas Ronaldo being quite tall and playing in a more physical league starts developing his body for a more advanced role of a striker. After some years the result is we all know Messi as one of the best dribblers of all time and Ronaldo scoring a lot of goals from wings and his heading ability quite out of this world. Now after that let’s take look at the the Messi and Ronaldo of this time and we know how the past have shaped these players with the basic underlying amazing “ability to learn fast” which takes some players a lot of time.Now Messi is being asked to drop much deeper and he has became a world class creator and great distance shooter and Ronaldo after the counter-attacking regimes of Mourinho has now became like a amazing goal scoring winger with amazing speed . In view of this it is quite apparent why we should not compare them by any random stats. We can’t compare messi’s heading ability to Ronaldo .This is just absurd like comparing messi’s dribbling to Ronaldo .At the end we should understand that we are honoured to live in the era of Ronaldo and Messi who can learn any ability in just some years to a degree of mastery like the legends.