Former midfielder of the Netherlands or Real Madrid, Wesley Sneijder clearly had the means to become one of the best players on the planet with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Coming very close to winning the Ballon d’Or in 2010 after his exceptional season, Wesley Sneijder will never have won the Grail that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo shared for more than a decade. Now retired at 38, the Dutchman believes he could have reached the level of two GOATs with a better lifestyle.
“I could have become like Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo”launched Sneijder in an interview granted to the Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. “I just didn’t want to. I enjoyed my life, maybe had a glass of wine at dinner here and there. Leo and Cristiano are different, they made a lot of sacrifices. And that’s fine with me. My career, however, continued to be amazing. »