Ballon d'Or Contenders Asamoah Gyan: Ronaldo is hardworking - but Messi is a gift from God

Gyan believes that while the Real Madrid ace's physical prowess warrants recognition, he feels that that the diminutive Barcelona No.10 is a divine talent

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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan believes that while Cristiano Ronaldo works hard to be the best in the world, Lionel Messi's talent is a "gift from God".

Ronaldo and Messi have won the last nine Ballon d'Or awards between them and the debate over which player is superior remains one of the most heated in world football.

Gyan, though, believes that while the Real Madrid ace's physical prowess warrants recognition, he feels that the diminutive Barcelona No.10 is a divine talent.

"He [Ronaldo] works hard to get it, so that is the difference. Messi is a gift from God, he can just sit down for one month and play. And, for me, somebody like Ronaldo, he needs to be working every day because it has become part of him. And, for me, he works so hard to achieve and I think mentally he’s also strong. I haven’t been closer to him, but that is what I see," Ghana's all-time top scorer told Citi FM.

“He’s strong mentally because that time Messi was emerging as winner of Ballon d’Or for five consecutive times, people were like ‘he [Ronaldo] is done’ but now it’s Ronaldo all the way. He’s working so hard and he’s doing a consistent job.”

The Portuguese super star is the bookie's overwhelming favourite to clinch the Ballon d'Or after helping Real Madrid win the Spanish Liga Santander and the UEFA Champions League crown.

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