Compared To Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo, Jay Jay Okocha Is Superior.
John Barnes, a former star for Liverpool, has stated that Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, a legend from Nigeria, is superior to Lionel Messi of Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal in terms of player talent.
Barnes thinks that Okocha, who is already retired from football, is on par with Ronaldinho, the legendary player for Barcelona and Brazil.
“About Jay-Jay, he used to be in Paris [PSG] when he was young and nobody really knew about him. Then, in the latter stages of his career, he moved to this country [England]. It could not have gone any better if he had arrived as a 19, 20, or 21-year-old, Barnes told SuperSport of Okocha.
“When you talk about two of the naturally gifted most skilled players, the most skilled player in the world, there are two, Ronaldinho and Jay-Jay Okocha. Okocha is naturally the most skilled player because the things he does on the football field are things you do in the playground, what you do in training you aren’t supposed to do in matches.
In terms of sheer talent, he excels above [Lionel] Messi, [Cristiano] Ronaldo, and everyone else.