Madrid, April 6 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Gerard Pique has commented that his teammate Leo Messi was the best player in the world in an interview broadcast on British TV station, BT Sport.
Among other topics Pique discussed on Tuesday were former Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson and the expectations raised by former Barca coach, Pep Guardiola’s imminent arrival at Manchester City, reports Xinhua.
When asked to compare Messi with Cristiano Ronaldo, Pique said the pair were, “surprising”.
“We are not just speaking about the two best players in the world, but the best two in the history of the game,” he said.
However, he made it clear Messi was his favorite of the two. “He has a talent than nobody else has. He has incredible speed with the ball at his feet and it is impossible to catch him.”
“Ronaldo,” he said, was “a different type of player. He is tall, strong and powerful… I always say Messi isn’t human and Cristiano is the best of the humans.”
He was asked about his time at Manchester United and said that former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson was “god”, before discussing Guardiola’s move to Manchester City.
“Whoever thinks Guardiola isn’t going to work hard, isn’t going to last long. He has a great capacity for hard work and City have got it right in signing him.”
However, the defender doubted his former boss would be able to repeat this success at Barcelona, where he won an incredible 14 trophies in four seasons.
“That is unrepeatable,” he said, any foreign coach who has worked in the Premier League can say it is not going to be easy, because English football isn’t easy.”