Julian Draxler is one of those footballers who, for a long time, have expressed their position in the debate that has become a classic in the present era: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?
And yes, although it was difficult for him to answer for the admiration he has for both, he recognized that in direct duel he is part of Team Messi.
When after his first semester at Paris Saint-Germain he was asked, in a dynamic with SPOX, for his favorite between the Argentine genius and the Portuguese machine, the world champion, after thinking about it for a few seconds, he replied: “Messi”.
Later, in a chat with www.sc.qa, the page of the organizing committee of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the former Wolgsburg further confirmed his admiration for FC Barcelona’s 10th by placing him as the best footballer he has had as a rival in his entire career: “Best footballer I’ve ever played against? I’d say Messi ”.
As we have already written many times: that someone says that they identify more with the style of one, does not mean that they do not value what the other does. And it shows when some players (such as Draxler) suffer a little when choosing between Lionel and CR7.
Undefeated data. Julian Draxler was chosen as the best young footballer in the Bundesliga in the 2013/14 season. He stood out from his beginnings in Schalke 04.
Did you know..? Julian Draxler has been champion of the World Cup and the Confederations Cup (being captain) with the German national team. Part of a historical process in German football.
Source: SPOX (2017).