Suarez: Messi & Ronaldo are equal

The striker has highlighted the individual qualities of both players, while talking up Arjen Robben as Netherlands’ best player

Luis Suarez believes it is impossible to separate Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as a result of their unique qualities.

The pair have been compared throughout their careers after winning the Ballon d’Or six times between them and establishing themselves as the game’s two stand-out players.

However, Suarez believes the difference in their individual attributes makes it almost impossible to say that one is better than the other.

“Messi and Ronaldo are totally different players,” Suarez told Helden magazine. “I can’t say who’s the better one of them. 

“Messi has beautiful technique, scores a lot and is an excellent dribbler because he’s a little guy.

“Ronaldo, on the other hand, looks like a machine. It all looks so perfect with him. He combines power with intelligence and always strikes the ball perfect. They’re both on the same level.”

“But I also admire Andres Iniesta a lot. He’s the kind of player that always thinks faster than every other player and sends incredible passes. 

“He does the things you don’t expect. He sees possibilities no one else sees. But it’s not just his way of playing, it’s also his way of live. He’s always calm.”

Suarez was also asked to give his thoughts on Netherlands’ World Cup chances and the Uruguay star believes their hopes will rely on the shoulders of one man.

“For Netherlands, Arjen Robben is the player who makes the difference,” Suarez added. “If Robben doesn’t play well, Netherlands don’t play well. He has extraordinary qualities.”

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