Spanish Liga - Ibra: Messi a 'natural', Ronaldo 'the result of training'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic prefers between Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo but is grateful to David Beckham.

Spanish Liga - Ibra: Messi a 'natural', Ronaldo 'the result of training'

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Reuters)

The striker is set to face up to Barcelona’s Messi, if the Argentine is passed fit, in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final second leg with Paris Saint-Germain.

Ahead of that, Ibra sat down with CNN to reflect on a number of points, including who he felt was the best player in the world at the moment.

“Messi, because he is a natural, whilst Cristiano Ronaldo is the result of training,” commented Ibrahimovic.

“The best Coach? There have been many, but I will stick with Capello and Mourinho.”

The Swede also revealed his gratitude towards David Beckham for pulling some of the off-field attention away from him in Paris.

“I think it's good for me that Beckham came so he gets more attention than me, so they leave me a little bit alone.

“Since I came here, everybody said don't worry, as a football player you can walk in the city and nobody will disturb you because as a football player it is not like it is in Italy.

“But since the day I came here it's been totally stressful. Everybody is chasing me with their scooters. I don't even walk in the streets.

“So when David came he got more of the media. That's good because he takes care of that and I can play football and focus on football.”

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