Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva has claimed it’s easier defending against Cristiano Ronaldo than against Lionel Messi.
Silva told ESPN ahead of Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday: “The small difference is that Messi, with the ball in a one-on-one or a two-on-one, is difficult to stop.
“With Ronaldo, I am not saying that it is easy, but one player can mark and the other can monitor – doing that gives you more security at the back.
“However, Messi and Ronaldo are both players capable of incredible things – like Neymar.
“I believe, though, that it is harder to defend against Messi than it is against Ronaldo.”