Some people genuinely believe that Cristiano Ronaldo has the edge over Lionel Messi because, unlike the Barcelona superstar, he has proven himself in two different leagues.
Some people even believe that Messi, arguably the greatest footballer of all time, would struggle to cut it in England’s top division.
Messi might not be the strongest player in the world but the idea that he’d struggle to perform against Premier League teams - yes, even Stoke City - is surely nonsense.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has demonstrated throughout his career that he can make any player look stupid with his unbelievable talent.
Video: Messi dominating against English clubs
For those who need more convincing that Messi could perform in the Premier League, this two-minute video might help.
It shows Messi in action against various English clubs during his illustrious career - including Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal - and dominating with twists, turns, nutmegs, assists and goals.
Here's the full-length version...
We'll probably never see Messi in the Prem
Critics will say that doing it against Premier League teams is different to ‘doing it’ in the Premier League.
However, we’ll probably never know if Messi could ‘do it’ in England’s top flight because he’s likely to spend his entire career with his current employers.
Unless, of course, he returns to Newell’s Old Boys before he retires.
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