The debate will rage on forever, but Jose Mourinho has a very simple way of analysing the debate over Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Instead of appreciating their talents individually and praising them in equal measure, there is an often bizarre attitude towards the two superstars from many football fans.
Many believe that they must be one of the camps and not like the other as much, and that has led to endless debates and exchanges over the years as to who the better player is.
Ultimately, we’re lucky to have two of the best ever to be playing in our lifetime, and their achievements will surely go unmatched for many more years.
When asked about the pair, Mourinho gave a rather diplomatic but honest answer and gave a response that many others should perhaps consider.
“I think they are lucky and unlucky to be in the same generation,” he told RT. “They are lucky because they can compete against each other.
“They look to each other in a positive way and get extra motivation. If there was only one of them, they would have ten Golden Boots.”
“Now, I think they have put the bar really high.
“And you have the players coming behind, who I like to call the ‘little monsters.’
“The bar has to be high, so it has to be incredible motivation for Neymar, [Kylian] Mbappé and [Antoine] Griezmann.
“Unfortunately, Cristiano and Messi will not last forever.”