London, Dec.2 (ANI): Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi may have lifted the Ballon D'or for 2009, but national team mate and Manchester City star Carlos Tevez insists the best player he has played alongside is England's Wayne Rooney.
The Mirror quoted Tevez, as saying: "I've had the honour of playing with some great players.At United, I had Cristiano in my team and obviously I have Messi in the national team. At Boca Juniors I had striker Martin Palermo for a team-mate - he was very impressive. He was the one who put two goals past Real Madrid in Japan. But the one I like the most is Rooney. He has everything. He's very complete."
"Plus we share the same humble origins. Although the humbleness he experienced growing up in Liverpool was obviously a bit more bearable than Fuerte Apache in Argentina, where I grew up," he added. (ANI)