As per Diario AS, Cassano specified that Cristiano Ronaldo had built his talent, while calling Lionel Messi his “idol”.

Antonio Cassano was a vibrant character worldwide of football, and made looks for clubs like Roma, Real Madrid, Air Conditioner Milan and Inter Milan. He likewise made 39 looks for the Italy nationwide team, scoring 10 goals.

The 38-year old, who retired in 2017 after a curious stint with Hellas Verona, described Cristiano Ronaldo “a produced talent”. He stated:

” Cristiano Ronaldo is a produced skill. You see it on social networks where you see him doing sit-ups with his children. There’s a lot talk about him, less about Messi, but in football they are 2 totally different things. CR7 is really strong, however he’s constructed his skill.”

The former Sampdoria male compared Lionel Messi to greats in other sports, consisting of tennis legend Roger Federer. He continued:

” Messi, on the other hand, is Federer, Jordan, Maradona. He’s something we’ll never see once again in life, he has enormous skill that’s a present from nature. I often hear that Messi played with phenomena at Barcelona. I keep in mind Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta, and, in the beginning, Ronaldinho. But Messi likewise made gamers like Pedro, Dani Alves, [Javi] Mascherano and others champs.”

Cassano also accused Cristiano Ronaldo of not being a team-player, and called Lionel Messi his “idol”.

“He made lots of players grow with his skill. Ronaldo’s goal is to score objectives, he does not provide a damn about the team or contributing helps. Messi, on the other hand, makes the whole team grow and he’s my idol,” he added.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are considered as 2 of the best footballers to have actually played the game.

Both superstars continue to run at a high-level, with the 35-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo the talisman for Serie A side Juventus, and the 33-year-old Lionel Messi the captain and lynchpin for La Liga giants Barcelona.