FORMER Barcelona star Arthur has weighed in on the GOAT debate by claiming Cristiano Ronaldo is more accessible than Lionel Messi.
Arthur has played with both superstars during his career and the Brazilian appears to be in the Ronaldo camp in terms of his personal touch.
Midfielder Arthur worked alongside Messi at Barcelona and has now linked up with Ronaldo after moving to Juventus.
Arthur told AS: “They’re champions above all else.
“In this, Messi and Ronaldo are identical. Concentrated from start to finish, always.
“If they score three goals, they immediately think of the fourth. They never disconnect. It’s impressive and at the same time motivating, because they push you to do your best.
“Compared to Messi, Ronaldo talks more and is more accessible. He never backs down if there is a team-mate in need, and he inspires fierce determination.
“He trains like an animal, he doesn’t know what a break is, and he always encourages you to do your best. He leaves nothing to chance.”
Arthur has been impressed with Ronaldo on and off the pitch since moving to Italy in the summer.
The Brazilian said: “Since I arrived, he has helped me a lot because we speak the same language.
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“He is always close and helps me, for example, in things that I have not understood. In food too, he even tells me what to eat.
“He cares about others, always tries to help and contribute something. I’ve been very lucky with Cristiano and with everyone in the dressing room, they are very good people.”
Ronaldo and Messi faced each other on Tuesday with the Portugal star helping Juventus to a convincing win at Barcelona in the Champions League.