David Beckham praised former Manchester United and Real Madrid player, the current Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, noting that Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has not reached his level.
Beckham said, during his remarks to the Argentine news agency “Télam”:Messi is a unique player and there is no one like him, even Cristiano Ronaldo does not reach his level, although the duo beats the rest of the players“.
He added: “Messi is my reason to retire after confronting Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona in the Champions League, as we were progressing in the result, and when he entered the record for his team“.
He continued: “Despite my advanced age, I enjoyed playing, we performed well in the two games, and we did things we were proud of, as we did not lose against them.“.
Beckham bid farewell to the Champions League PSG from the quarter-final against Barcelona, at the base of the away goal, where the first match at Camp Nou ended with a result of (1-1), while the return match in the Princes Park to a tie (2-2).