The pair have frequently had heated exchanges on social media and Tuesday night was no different when Lineker and Morgan locked horns over the infamous Messi and Ronaldo debate
The debate broke out when Lineker objected to .’s comments Sir Alex Ferguson shows that Messi can only perform at his best Barcelona, while Ronaldo will score for whoever he plays for. Scots even cite clubs like Millwall, QPR and Doncaster Rovers as an example.
Lineker writes: “This is absurd. I know we are not inclined to look beyond these shores, and I’m sure Sir Alex is backing a man of his own, but even recently as This summer, Messi is almost single. -concentration won Copa America for Argentina. Both are great people. ”
It wasn’t long before Morgan responded, backing Ronaldo while suggesting Messi had “lost his magic” and referring to Lineker by a derogatory nickname in the process as he defended the 37-year-old Ballon d’Or five times. winner.
“It’s totally exciting, Jugs. Obviously Messi has lost his magic since leaving Barca. Ronaldo has kept it at many clubs/country including back to United now. That’s it. why he is GOAT [greatest of all time]”Morgan announced. Lineker replied: ‘Is he a PLAYER now? So you’re judging 2 of the greatest players of all time by how they perform in their 30s when both are past their best. I don’t care who you or anyone else thinks is better, it doesn’t matter, but disrespect for either is completely unwarranted. “
Morgan responded by asserting Ferguson’s initial comments were justified by Messi’s struggling form at Paris Saint-Germainwho was recently removed from Champions League via Real Madrid. The humiliating nature of that defeat then prompted the PSG hosts to knock the Argentine out of the next match.
The former Good Morning Britain presenter wrote: “Fergie is not disrespectful, he is just saying that Messi will not play well outside of his Barcelona comfort zone, and as we can all see, he is. he doesn’t have it.” Lineker responded by claiming that Messi in his prime would perform at world class in any tournament. But Morgan has aimed to elevate it to the next level with its response by declaring in the end that they can only be one winner in the who is the greatest man of all time debate.
He wrote: “Ronaldo is 37 years old and still scores miracle hat-tricks. Messi is 3 years younger and dies faster than my taste buds after starting – because he has no support. of Barca. The debate is over – it’s Cristiano.” Around this stage of the argument, things started to turn into personal territory, as Lineker’s reply included the suggestion that Morgan was in regular contact with Ronaldo to win his friendship and thus implied that he was prejudiced against the Portuguese captain.
“Players will always be judged on their important years. By your criteria Maradona would be considered average. I know you text Ronaldo all the time and want him to like you, but you can do it without respecting other great players,” replied the former Barcelona striker.
The debate raged until Morgan lost out by stating, “Hey man, when it comes to synchronicity, the fact that your fangirl worships Messi even as he’s slowly becoming insignificant is one too. its own level!”. Lineker quickly ended things by posting a screenshot of Morgan waxing Ronaldo’s belly during an interview the pair conducted in 2019 while the 37-year-old was still at Juventus and score for fun in Serie A.
In what is considered by many to be the beginning of the end of their reigns, both Messi and Ronaldo have seen their teams knocked out of the Champions League in the round of 16. Manchester United were eliminated at the hands of Atletico Madrid, who advanced to the last eight after beating the Reds 2-1 on aggregate.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/lineker-piers-morgan-messi-ronaldo-26478756 Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan locked in Twitter slang match angry over Lionel Messi