Cristiano Ronaldo made Ashley Cole the toughest opponent he has faced in his career, but the historic English full-back did not do the same. While he has great respect for CR7, the former player for clubs such as Arsenal and Chelsea assured that it was more difficult for him to try to stop Lionel Messi.
In 2019, when he was a guest at the Monday Night Football of Sky Sports, Cole revealed that he suffered more marking Messi than CR7: “Who was more difficult to score between Messi and Ronaldo? It has to be Messi. Obviously people talk more about Ronaldo because I faced him more times, but scoring Messi… it was too good for me. Although I have to say that (when I faced him) he never converted (laughs) ”.
And to the direct question that Peter Crouch asked him for the show Back of the Net of Amazon Prime Video Sport In 2020, Ashley reiterated her preference for the Argentine genius soccer: “¿Messi or Ronaldo? Messi”.
He faced Messi on 5 occasions, and his team never lost against that of the South American: 2 wins and 3 draws (these were the times when Chelsea was a tough rival for FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League). And Cris was found 14 times between clashes at the club level and at the national team level. And the balance did not favor him at all: 3 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses against casts that had The bug.
Undefeated data. Ashley Cole played 107 games with the England National Team. He represented his country at a higher level between 2001 and 2004. He was in 3 World Cups and 2 European Cups.
Did you know..? Ashley Cole was on the Premier League ideal team for four seasons in her professional career: 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05 and 2010/11. One of the best wingers of the last period.
Undefeated data. Ashley Cole was part of the Arsenal of The invincibles and Chelsea who won the first UEFA Champions League in club history.