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Xavi explains why he rates Lionel Messi above Ronaldinho

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The Barcelona legend has been talking former team-mates

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Xavi has been talking about Lionel Messi and has explained why he rates the Barcelona captain above Ronaldinho.

The midfielder says both players are among the greats of the game, but it is Messi’s consistency that ensures he is the true GOAT.

“Ronaldinho is at the level of the best, perhaps what he lacked was consistency. Perhaps he lacked consistency when at his peak.

“For me only Messi is above Ronaldinho because of the consistency of the last few years,” he said.

“Messi is the best in history, but Ronaldinho is with the best. The rest follow. He (Ronaldinho) is with the best: with Ronaldo Fenômeno, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, that group.”

Source | Globo Esporte

Messi won a record sixth Ballon d’Or in December and was in the midst of another prolific campaign when La Liga was suspended. The captain missed the start of the season due to injury but still tops the goals and assists charts in La Liga in 2019-20.