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‘Ronaldo is more accessible than Messi’ – Arthur lifts the lid on working with Barcelona & Juventus icons

The Brazil worldwide midfielder has labored with an Argentine celebrity at Camp Nou and a Portuguese nice in Turin

Cristiano Ronaldo is “more accessible” as a team-mate than Lionel Messi, says Arthur, with the Brazil worldwide having labored with two all-time greats at Barcelona and Juventus.

The South American midfielder accomplished a swap from Catalunya to Turin over the summer time.

That transfer allowed him to commerce a task alongside a six-time Ballon d’Or winner for one subsequent to a person with 5 Golden Balls to his title.

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Arthur is reluctant to be dragged right into a debate relating to which of the modern-day icons may be thought of the finest, with each blessed with unworldly expertise, however he does admit that Ronaldo is more personable than his everlasting Argentine rival.

“They’re champions above all else,” Arthur informed AS.

“In this, Messi and Ronaldo are equivalent. Concentrated from begin to end, all the time.

“If they rating three objectives, they instantly consider the fourth. They by no means disconnect. It’s spectacular and at the identical time motivating, as a result of they push you to do your finest.

“Compared to Messi, Ronaldo talks more and is more accessible. He by no means backs down if there is a team-mate in want, and he evokes fierce willpower.

“He trains like an animal, he doesn’t know what a break is, and he always encourages you to do your best. He leaves nothing to chance.”

Arthur was not shocked to search out Ronaldo pushing himself to breaking level in pursuit of steady enchancment, though he has questioned the 35-year-old’s early morning coaching routines.

“I already knew it because people talk, the world of football is small and they tell you about it. They tell you what he does, but when you see it up close it is impressive,” Arthur added to Marca.

“There are days once we get again at two in the morning as a result of we performed late and he begins coaching.

“Who does that? Cristiano. I joke and tell him that he is sick, but what are you going to say to someone who has so many Ballons d’Or. Mentally he is very strong.”

The Brazilian added: “Since I arrived, he has helped me loads as a result of we communicate the identical language.

“He is all the time shut and helps me, for instance, in issues that I’ve not understood. In meals too, he even tells me what to eat.

“He cares about others, always tries to help and contribute something. I’ve been very lucky with Cristiano and with everyone in the dressing room, they are very good people.”

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