Just having “the best” players like Messi and Ronaldo, or Bosch and James, does not mean you can win the champions League just like that.

How many football managers dream of having Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in one team? Probably all of the managers that have any ambition in winning medals with their team. If these two fantastic players would be put together in a single team there would not only be ego problems between the players, but the harmony between servicing players and dominating players would definitely be upset and this wouldn’t result in accomplishment on or off the field. It turned out that this team was more a bunch of prima donnas together that all wanted to be the star of the show. Look at the Holland teams for 1998 or even 1994 when there was even fighting amongst the players, or take a look at the Real Madrid team of 2005-2006 which should beat every team put against them with a line up consisting of Casillas, Guti, Zidane, Ronaldo, Robinho, Beckham, Raul and Roberto Carlos just to name a few. So why are Messi and Ronaldo so successful at this time in their career? The main reason is that they do not have anyone on their team that competes with them to be the “star of the show”. He has players around him like Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso and Diarra who are all excellent players, but all play best when there is someone else stealing the show while they “mop up” and win games. The same goes for Ronaldo at Real Madrid. The same situation is now occurring in the NBA where, Wade, Bosch and LeBron James are playing on the Miami Heat. If Messi and Ronaldo would ever play together it will be in an exhibition match or for a good cause, because with the current price tag on both players AND the difficulties that will come with fitting both players on one team no one will be willing to take this (financial) risk.

We have seen many times in the past that a bunch of good players together does not necessarily make a good team. Not only does the team not win all the games, they may even struggle to get a place in the play offs despite having the “best” 3 players in the league playing for them. This is an excellent reason why ANY team consisting of the right mix of players with either Messi or Ronaldo, can win the Champions League.

So are you still believing in that if they are both in one team, they can win? Most of us highly believe NOT! Along with two players who are at the moment content with the role they play at their teams and amongst their team mates, it looks impossible to enhance this “magic” both of them make at their own respective teams. Look at Messi; he has players like Iniesta and Xavi around him, but they “let” Messi run the show. The problem is that superstar with superstar is normally not a good mix.

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