Tariq Lamptey picks both Messi and Ronaldo as his GOATs

Published on: 11 January 2023

Ghana defender, Tariq Lamptey has settled on both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are at par when it comes to the greatest footballer of all time debate.

Having led Argentina to win the Mundial in Qatar, many football fandom have rated the former Barcelona as the greatest player of all time.

However, Lamptey has described five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi as generational players.

“We are blessed to see two generational players in Messi and Ronaldo and we really have to enjoy what they do," the Brighton defender who featured at the global showpiece told Citi Sports.

"Both have different qualities and have worked hard to get what they have.

"I enjoy both and I love watching them play.

"I try to take as many lessons as I can to try and become a better player myself.

"I will take both of them in my team if I can," he added.

Portugal however, exited the tournament at the quarterfinals after losing to Morocco.