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Kroos gives an honest answer to Ronaldo-Messi debate

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The World Cup winner has named his pick as the greatest of all-time between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Toni Kroos has chosen ‘perfectionist’ Cristiano Ronaldo as his pick for the greatest player of all-time ahead of Lionel Messi.

The never-ending debate between arguably two of the finest players in history continues to draw mixed results. Many of football’s biggest names have spoken, yet no definitive answer is yet to be found.

Now Kroos, who spent four years alongside Ronaldo at Real Madrid and faced Messi countless times in La Liga, has offered his GOAT verdict.

“From my playing days, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo [best player of all time],” the German told his brother, Felix, on the Einfach mal luppen podcast.

“Of course, I’m biased because he made a decisive contribution to us winning a lot of titles. It was exciting and impressive to play alongside Ronaldo.

“We were not only teammates but also neighbors in the dressing room and neighbors in private. He lived right next to me. Seeing what a perfectionist he is was impressive. That is why it is forbidden for me to name Messi [as the best player of all time].”

Kroos won the Champions League three times with Ronaldo at Real Madrid between 2016 and 2018. They also claimed glory in the Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, La Liga and the FIFA Club World Cup.