HE CAN DO NO RON Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi at lifting a poor side, says former Argentina international Diego Simeone

DIEGO SIMEONE added insult to Lionel Messi’s World Cup injury by suggesting Cristiano Ronaldo is more capable of lifting a poor side.

The former Argentina skipper’s comments about Messi and his countrymen were part of a WhatsApp audio message to Atletico Madrid assistant German Burgos that was leaked in Spain.

Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi at lifting a poor squad, according to Diego Simeone
Discussing Argentina’s humiliating 3-0 defeat by Croatia which left them on the verge of elimination, Simeone said: “Messi is very good but that is because he is accompanied by excellent players.

“But if you had to choose between Messi and Ronaldo for a normal team, who would you choose?”

The answer appeared clear, as did Simeone’s withering assault on the Argentina side and fatally wounded coach Jorge Sampaoli.

Simeone added: “What we saw against Croatia is the picture of what has happened over the past four years.

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