Friday, August 23, 201 1:13 pm (GMT + 7)
In her recent appearance on TV1 (Portugal), superstar Cristiano Ronaldo made statements about Lionel Messi.
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According to that, Ronaldo He mentioned Messi as "healthy competition", helping him become a player like today. The two have been dating for more than a decade to be recognized as the best player in the world. The two superstars have won the Golden Ball 5 times in their careers.
Ronaldo and Messi at Golden Ball awards ceremony
Ronaldo insists it will be difficult for him to reach the current level without a worthy opponent to promote. "I have no doubt Messi has helped me become a better player and vice versa. When one side wins the title, it motivates the other. I really admire Messi's career. He also told me about the frustration when I left Spain because it was a competition that he appreciated. “
HR7 also launched other great competitions to demonstrate the race between him and Messi: “Good competition, but not without exception. Michael Jordan has many competitors in basketball. Ayrton Senna and Allen Prost in the F1 races. All they have in common is healthy competition. "
Despite being a rival, Ronaldo thinks he and Messi have a great working relationship. He also believes that this relationship will flourish when they both retire. "I have a good relationship with Messi because we have had customary moments in the past 15 years. We never had a chance to dine together, but I don't think that will become a reality in the future. I have no problem with this. "
CR7 won the Golden Ball for the first time in 2008 when United had both the Premier League and the Champions League. In the 2008/09 season, Ronaldo lost to Messi in the Champions League final and lost his top opponent. In the summer of 2009, HR7 left the MoU to join Real Madrid for a record £ 80m.
Before Luka Modric won the 2018 Golden Ball, Ronaldo and Messi created a "double horse" race for 10 years. The Golden Ball in 2019 is likely to be a battle again between CR7 and M10 when Virgil van Dyke or Mohammed Salah aren't appreciated that much.
The 2019/20 Serie A is expected to begin and Ronaldo promises to be more intense than the first season.