Asked if the GOAT debate is over now after Messi outshone Cristiano Ronaldo by lifting the World Cup in Qatar, Pique responded: “Well, it’s true that the fight between them two in the last decade was quite impressive because both of them did incredibly well.
“I think that in terms of talent, Messi is number one, for sure. It’s true that Cristiano has worked very hard to try and compete and fight for that first spot but if you see the careers of both… I would choose Messi, for sure.
“He showed that even though he’s 35 he can compete as the best player in the world. He showed it in the World Cup.”
Pique is one of a handful of players to have played with both Messi and Ronaldo, so he’s in a pretty good position to judge.