Serie A Played with both of them
Arthur Melo has revealed how Cristiano Ronaldo differs to Lionel Messi on a personal level.
The Brazilian midfielder is spending his first season with Ronaldo at Juventus following his move from Messi‘s Barcelona in the summer.
“Cristiano Ronaldo expresses himself more than Messi and he gets on with everyone in the dressing room,” Arthur told Desimpedidos.
“He’s very active in the dressing room. He talks to everyone and has a good relationship with everyone. Maybe the fact we speak the same language makes it easier.
“Each person has their own way of demonstrating leadership. Messi does it with actions, as much as it seems he doesn’t.
“He demonstrates it when he receives the ball, with his will to win the game and all his teammates notice this.”
Asked who he preferred between the two superstars, Arthur was in no doubt.
“I’d go with Cristiano, we’re playing together!” he said.
“I’m not that close to Cristiano that I go round his house for coffee, but we have a good relationship.
“Cristiano never backs down if there’s a teammate in need of something and he always gets to it with a fierce determination.
“He trains like an animal, he doesn’t know when to rest and he encourages you to give your all. He always tells me what to eat, not leaving anything to chance.”