Messi and Ronaldo are the greatest, the rest of us are just playing catch up – John Ogu


Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu has insisted that Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Juventus of Italy forward Cristiano Ronaldo are the real superstars in football while others are just merely good players.


The Hapoel Be’er Sheva star made the assertion after Juventus dumped out Spanish side Atletico Madrid 3 – 0 on Tuesday night in the UEFA Champions League with the Portuguese star netting a hattrick to ensure that the team overturns a two-nil deficit from the first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.


The five-time world footballer of the year left Madrid for the Italian giants at the end of the 2017/2018 league season where Real Madrid won the Champions League for the third consecutive time with the public believing that five-time Champions League winner was brought in to the Allianz Stadium in Turin to help the old ladies win the biggest football club competition in Europe.

In a one-sided encounter, The Portuguese international opened the scoring for the home side in the 27th minute before doubling the team’s advantage in the 48th minute just returning from the halftime break and then sealing an ultimate experience converting an 86th-minute penalty to secure the team’s progression.

Reacting to the massive Ronaldo-Messi debate on social media, the Nigerian started that there are only two players in the world while the rest fall in the other category. “Only two players are the GOAT for me and they are Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The rest are all Footballers like me and every one of us out there. All the Best to us all.

I’m blessed as a footballer and as a fan to watch these two guys. God if I come to heaven, I will tell you how I use to sit on my TV watching these guys.”

Juventus with Ronaldo will be hoping to win the 2018/2019 edition of the champions league. Juve last won the title in the 1984/85 season.


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