He’s unlikely to get the chance but Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan would love to play with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on a squad.
Gundogan rates Messi higher than Ronaldo. “Messi is a footballer who will not be born again as a talent. For me, Messi is a little higher,” Gundogan told.
But he would appreciate the opportunity to feed both the legends from midfield. Indeed, it would be a dream for Gundogan to play alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo: “Messi and Ronaldo are also very important players. I would like to play with both of them on the same team one day.”
For more than a decade, Barcelona’s captain Messi and Juventus superstar Ronaldo dominated world football, winning six and five Ballons d’Or respectively.
After nine years at the Santiago Bernabeu, Ronaldo topped Real Madrid’s goalscoring chart. Despite not winning as many titles as Messi during his illustrious career, led Portugal to success at Euro 2016 and in the inaugural League of Nations.
Meanwhile, Messi, the Argentine legend, is the all-time leading goal scorer of the Catalan giants with 627 in 718 appearances. He has won 34 trophies with the club, although at a senior international level he has not had his hands on any silverware.
After its suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Premier League season will resume next week, allowing David Silva to play his final games with City before departure at the end of his contract.
“It is very enjoyable to play with Silva,” Gundogan said, about teaming up with him for some last games. “I love to play with David Silva. He’s a very smart football player. We get along well on and off the pitch. He is a top player.”