Former Roma captain Daniele De Rossi praised Lionel Messi in a chat with ‘La Nación’. The Italian’s words surprised many fans:
“How can you say Messi lacks passion, he has bigger b*lls than everyone else. There are people who have the courage to say Messi lacks passion behind a computer and then don’t even have the guts to ask his wife for the TV remote to change the channel.”, said De Rossi.
The former Italian player explained that International success is not the determining factor about who is the best player, and gave an example of himself to make his point.
“He lost two Copa America finals on penalties, and I’m a world champion on penalties. Look, he’s a cold-blooded man in Argentina and I’m a hero along with my team-mates for winning the 2006 World Cup. And what’s the difference? Five centimeters. I would like to remind you that he carries the whole team on his back.”
De Rossi also told his thoughts on the everlasting Cristiano – Messi debate:
“There’s nothing more to explain in football terms, no more words. There are others who are very good, like Ronaldo, who can be compared in terms of numbers, goals, and trophies, but then there is a question of pleasure, and I like to see Messi.”