KEY POINTSArthur Melo played 2 seasons with Lionel Messi at Barcelona before joining Juventus in the summerMelo selected Cristiano Ronaldo over Messi in terms of leadership and general qualitiesMessi and Ronaldo are still the leading performers of their clubs

Former Barcelona star Arthur Melo has actually revealed why he believes Cristiano Ronaldo is a much better leader than Lionel Messi.

Prior to completing his transfer to Juventus in the summertime, Melo played his 2nd season with Barcelona. At Camp Nou, Melo experienced the leadership of Messi and even won the La Liga title playing alongside the Argentine for the very first time.

Nevertheless, in spite of having actually been on the same group as Messi’s supreme rival Ronaldo for just a brief amount of time, the Brazilian insists that “CR7″ was a much better leader than the Barcelona star. According to Melo, both legendary professional athletes were exceptional, but Ronaldo links to his teammates more than Messi does.

” Cristiano Ronaldo reveals himself more than [Lionel] Messi and he gets on with everyone in the dressing space,” Arthur recently informed Desimpedidos. “He’s very active in the dressing room. He talks with everybody and has a good relationship with everyone. Perhaps the reality we speak the very same language makes it much easier.”

” Each individual has their own method of demonstrating management,” he continued. “Messi does it with actions, as much as it seems he does not. He demonstrates it when he receives the ball, with his will to win the video game and all his teammates see this.”

Lionel Messi is La Liga’s leading scorer this season with 19 goals Picture: AFP/ LLUIS GENE

When quizzed about who amongst the two seasonal soccer superstars he chooses in terms of general qualities, Melo definitively sided with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

” I ‘d choose Cristiano [Ronaldo], we’re playing together!” the midfielder described. “I’m not that near Cristiano that I go round his house for coffee, but we have a good relationship.”

Throughout their stellar professions, Messi and Ronaldo have both embodied unequaled work principles and competitiveness. Nevertheless, Melo thinks the latter’s “decision” is incredible.

” Cristiano never backs down if there’s a teammate in need of something and he constantly gets to it with an intense decision,” the 24-year-old pointed out. “He trains like an animal, he does not understand when to rest and he encourages you to give your all. He always tells me what to consume, not leaving anything to possibility.”

To this day, Messi and Ronaldo haven’t lost one bit of thirst for triumph and supremacy. In reality, the two are still the very best entertainers of their respective clubs.

In 17 La Liga matches for Barcelona, Messi handled to score 11 goals, while Ronaldo has actually currently notched 15 goals in 16 appearances for the reigning Serie A champions.

One’s a crowd: the stands were empty however Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo drew a TV audience of more than 8 million when they went back to action in the Italian cup Photo: AFP/ Miguel MEDINA