Football fans in Nigeria has taken up popular TV host, Ebuka Chinedu’s statement after he said Cristiano Ronaldo won an International Trophy before Lionel Messi who won his first major International Trophy with Argentina yesterday.
Ebuka who took to his twitter handle to express his opinion on the renewed Messi versus Ronaldo debate wrote: “CR7 did it first.”
Many football fans in Nigeria understood the meaning of the tweet to be that Ronaldo is ahead of Messi in terms of being the greatest player alive in what many termed as being the GOAT.
In no time, his comment section was filled with various comments from fans who explained some of Messi’s international achievement that Ronaldo did not have.
See some reactions below:
Daniel Regha wrote: “Messi led Argentina to the Copa American final twice & to the World Cup Final once, the team lost but finally won on 11th July 2021; Mind u, Messi didn’t need an international trophy to validate his GOAT status, he’s certainly the best of his generation & has a winner’s attitude.
Jephtay wrote: “No wahala… but know say na who first buy car buy old one
Clive Emmanuel wrote: “First Class no be by who first submit answer sheet.
Giovanni wrote: “Messi has 3 international trophies but they created the agenda of “Major” just to discredit the man, and now he has a Major. .. Stop the hate he is the Best No player in history has 6 Ballon d’Or and 7 upcoming
Wartemberg wrote: “Another banter material Messi FC members, • Messi won the Under 20 World Cup for Argentina • Messi won Olympics Gold Medal for Argentina • Messi won Senior international trophy for Argentina Messi has won a trophy at EVERY level with Argentina, winning the MVP in all.
Owamagbonwa wrote: “Your cheerleader can never win best player in an international competition..Wake me up when he does that… A leader leads not follow people who does the job for him..Messi is so clear of Ronaldo.. Nor be who first report for police de win case..