"Player I don't want to face? Messi, definitely"
Edgar Davids participated in the presentation of the 3 Ballon d'Or Nominees. The Dutchman commented the event on FIFA's website and considered Leo Messi deserves this year's award.
Besides, the former Barcelona player was asked about which player he wouldn't like to face: "Messi, definitely," he answered. "I've faced Cristiano Ronaldo. There was no trouble. Messi would be the hardest to face for me. Messi combines speed with power, and his technical ability is brilliant. Lionel Messi is a different species."
With this convincing statements, Davids placed Messi above Cristiano in the fight for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or.