​​Real Madrid legend, Guti has opened up on former rival, Lionel Messi - with the Spaniard going on to hail the Argentinian for having "beastly success in every game", while also going on to claim that he has "more talent" than Cristiano Ronaldo.

The debate on who is the best Messi and Ronaldo has been one that has raged on for more than a decade, with many from fans to pundits to former players having their say on the issue. Guti who is a bonafide legend at the Bernabeu after spending more than 15 years at the club stands by Messi despite playing for his rival club throughout his career.

"I only know one player who has such a beastly success in every game. And it is Messi. Every time he goes out to the field something happens. The others have many ups and downs. It is true that I recently tweeted that I chose Messi, but I value highly what Cristiano has done. He is a great player," he said to ​Movistar Plus.

“Messi has more talent, Cristiano is more of a goalscorer, more ambition, he is a self-made player. It is incredible that in the era of Messi, he has been able to win five Ballons d'Or. He has been massively important, as he showed at Real Madrid. He has been an important factor, above all for his goalscoring productivity. Especially in big games. Real Madrid have missed Ronaldo.”

Despite making 542 appearances for the Los Blancos and helping the club win innumerable titles both domestically and in Europe, it is perhaps a disservice to him that some still question his contributions to to the club, with it being remarked by many that he has not got the credit that a player of his stature deserved.