Former Arsenal and Real Madrid player Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor has revealed some key reasons why he thinks Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Leonel Messi.

The Togolese football star apparently focused on the physical aspect more than the achievements or performances of the two players.

According to Tribuna, Emmanuel Adebayor made these remarks when he was questioned about the two football icons :

Messi and Cristiano

“I like the mentality of this player [Cristiano Ronaldo] a lot. Not only the way he plays – we all love the way he plays. But what attracts me the most is his motivation to work”

“He trains before the training sessions. Then there’s the session. After it, he continues to train. He also trains after matches. On his days off, he trains as well.”

He went on to say: “The coolest partner is just that, CR7, Cristiano Ronaldo. You guys see Cristiano Ronaldo in matches. And I had the opportunity to see him in everyday training work. He is unthinkable.”

“Do I think Ronaldo is better than Leo Messi? Yes, 250%.”

Sheyi’s comments have been slammed by some journalists who claim the Argentine wouldn’t have gotten to where he is now if he hadn’t worked at least as hard as Cristiano.

Others think , as a former Real Madrid player , Emmanuel Adebayor might be a bit biased.

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Source: News agencies