Wrexham has established a new level of rivalry with Notts County that has been compared to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s rivalry.
Ben Tozer has compared the intense battle for the National League title between Wrexham and Notts County to the legendary rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Welsh club has been in the spotlight for the past two seasons due to its purchase by Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
Wrexham has performed well under the spotlight, having finished as runners-up last season and losing narrowly to Grimsby Town in a memorable playoff match.
This season, they are in a strong position to secure automatic promotion by beating Boreham Wood on Saturday.
Tozer loves the pressure Notts County brings for Wrexham
The intense competition between Wrexham and Notts County has been marked by a breathtaking Easter Monday victory for Wrexham at the Racecourse Ground. The two teams have each scored over 100 points, with Wrexham setting a new record for points in the top five levels of English football.
Tozer draws comparisons between Wrexham’s fierce National League battle with Notts County and the iconic rivalry of Lionel Messi at Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, as both have set an incredible standard in their respective fields.
“Everyone would rather have won the league by March, and that’s just the way things are,” Tozer said, looking forward to the Boreham Wood game.
“People generally want things easy, but if you want to go and win a league, it’s tough, it’s hard. You have to do the right thing day in and day out.
“And again, it’s been great to have that pressure. It probably was the same. We’d both be pushing each other really, and that’s okay.
“It’s a bit like the Messi and Ronaldo situation pushing each other on, and It’s been tough and it’s been good.”