Christian Pulisic: Boyhood idol Lionel Messi has edge over Cristiano Ronaldo
Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic has weighed in on the Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo debate, arguing that the Barcelona star would make any team in the world better.
In an exclusive interview with Raphael Honigstein for ESPN, Pulisic admitted that he idolised Messi when growing up, and that the Barcelona star had the edge over Ronaldo in his view.
"Nothing against Ronaldo because I've seen it first hand, he's an unbelievable player," Pulisic said. "It's not an easy one [who is better], but I would say Messi because growing up he was always my favourite."
At just 19 years old, Pulisic is a rising star of the game, but the U.S international picked out Kylian Mbappe and former Dortmund teammate Ousmane Dembele as fellow stars of the future.
"We've played against certain players, Mbappe, even when Ousmane Dembele was with us, you can see some of the talents these guys have it is unbelievable.
"It's players like that I can learn from, playing with and playing against. It can only make me better so it's special to see something like that."
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