In 2019, Juventus acquired Matthijs de Ligt after an impressive performance with Ajax. He had the opportunity to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo for two years until Ronaldo departed to join Manchester United. Last summer, De Ligt also left Juventus and moved to Bayern Munich. Although known for his admiration of CR7, De Ligt surprised many by switching his allegiance to Lionel Messi. In a viral video, De Ligt mistakenly claimed that Messi had retired, causing confusion. This was unexpected as Messi is currently doing well with his new team, Inter Miami.
Under the guidance of manager Thomas Tuchel, Bayern Munich has been performing well. Despite being lower in the starting order than Kim Min-Jae and Dayot Upamecano, De Ligt had a strong performance in their recent match against Bochum. However, the player is currently experiencing some unexpected confusion.
as the best soccer player
De Ligt has made his selection and has chosen Lionel Messi as the top soccer player.
The Bayern X account, previously known as Twitter, shared a video where players were asked which retired player they would have liked to play with. In the video, De Ligt chose Lionel Messi as his desired teammate. This was surprising as De Ligt is a huge fan of Messi but was unaware of his accomplishments in Miami.
After Lionel Messi joined the team, Inter Miami has experienced a revival. However, De Ligt appears to be unaware of the significant impact Messi has had on taking Miami to new heights on his own. This could be a genuine mistake on the part of the Dutch defender, but it comes across as somewhat naive. Messi, who is from Argentina, helped Miami win their first championship by winning the Leagues Cup this year.
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The tweet was posted by the official account of FC Bayern Munich on September 28, 2023.
Other players on Bayern’s team also revealed their picks. Choupo-Moting selected Zinedine Zidane.
Noussair Mazraoui selected the renowned player, Maradona, while Jamal Musiala opted for Ronaldinho, and Alphonso Davies chose Bayern’s iconic figure, Phillip Lahm. The diverse range of choices offers a glimpse into the influences of these globally recognized athletes.
Although Paris Saint-Germain suffered a defeat, Kylian Mbappe has now entered the same territory as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi with a impressive streak of 15 games.
De Ligt’s statements appear to have evolved over time. While he was in Turin, the Dutch athlete expressed a desire to play with a certain icon. Interestingly, this rival happens to be a fierce competitor of La Pulga. Can you figure out who it is?
De Ligt changes his mind about Cristiano Ronaldo.
While at the Johann Cruyff Stadium, De Ligt looked up to Lionel Messi more than Cristiano Ronaldo. He expressed a preference for Messi, despite acknowledging both players’ talent. However, his perspective shifted significantly when he joined Allianz Stadium. His remarks in Turin revealed a change in his views.
The Dutch athlete referred to CR7 as the top player of their era. He also mentioned that he observes CR7 during training in order to better himself. These statements, made during his time at Allianz Stadium, contrast with his comments at Ajax and currently at Bayern Munich. It is possible that he was simply trying to show respect to his superiors and keep them satisfied.
Recently, the defender has been Tuchel’s third option. However, the upcoming game against Bochum could provide motivation for him and lead to his inclusion in the team by Tuchel. Bayern’s next match will be against RB Leipzig away. Will the Bundesliga powerhouse seek revenge for their loss in the German Super Cup? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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Matthijs de Ligt of Bayern made a noticeable shift in his views on Cristiano Ronaldo, only to mistakenly believe that Lionel Messi had retired despite his recent achievements with Inter Miami. This was reported by EssentiallySports.