Polo insisted that people will pay to watch Messi, adding that if the Argentine captain doesn’t score, he will create a goal, whereas Ronaldo contributes nothing if he doesn’t score.
Messi and Ronaldo have been compared for many years in the debate of who is the best player on the planet as they went head-to-head in their glittering careers.
Both Ballon d’ Or winners are almost impossible to split when it comes to goals, assists and honours, but Polo has strongly stated his view on the ongoing debate.
“There should not be a debate on this. These are different qualities of players. Ronaldo’s style is different from that of Messi. What makes football interesting is entertainment,” Polo told Ernest Brew Smith (via Ghana Pulse).
“The dribbling and stuff are where you see the art of football. This is what I want to introduce because, for Ghana’s brand of football, there should be skills, flair, artistry, creativity and confidence.
“When you have these four, the Ghanaian brand of football is complete. For Cristiano Ronaldo, if he does not score, he contributes nothing. But Lionel Messi, if he does not score, he will create a goal, and then the art side will show. He has the artistry of football which will make people will pay to watch him.
“Of course [Messi is better], but you can’t take anything away from Ronaldo because he makes football interesting as well. Comparatively, I don’t see why they should be compared.”