It's a good assessment. Messi is a damn prodigy while Ronaldo was a really, really good young player who has worked to essentially become good at everything.
It is very evident, however, that Messi has worked really, really damned hard to get where he is today, even if his game isn't nearly as well rounded as Ronaldo's. Messi could have taken the Ronaldinho path to greatness, and he didn't. He could have taken the easy way out to become a brilliant player out wide, and he didn't. I'm not a Messi fan, at all, but if he wanted to be a savant, he could have just stayed out wide.
This post was edited on 4/12 at 9:38 pm