According to the former Barcelona midfielder, the Real Madrid showstopper would get much more credit when Messi was not around.
The Barcelona superstar heaped praise about the Portuguese superstar and he thinks that he is s spectacular footballer but believes that Messi is the best footballer in the history.
On a regular basis, the football lovers around the world compare these two superstars that who is the best footballer around this time.
The former team-mate of Messi feels that Ronaldo is trumped by the Argentine superstar.
He voiced: "Cristiano Ronaldo is a born scorer, a spectacular footballer,"
"The problem is that there is Messi, who for me is the best player in history.
"That is the only problem that Cristiano Ronaldo has, but he is a player who scores and continues to mark an era."
Tonight the Real Madrid side will envisage their city rivals Atletico Madrid in the first leg of Champions league semi-final.
And on the other hand, Xavi’s former team is knocked out from the Tournament by the Zebre ( Juventus) side.