Cristiano Ronaldo said on Wednesday that it is Lionel Messi who has made the Portuguese “a superior player” and that the 34-year-old appreciates a “solid” competition with the Argentine incredible.
Lionel Messi made me better player and vice versa: Cristiano Ronaldo
Notwithstanding, Ronaldo, whose impact at Real Madrid reflected that of Messi at Barcelona before he left for Juventus, conceded that the pair have never mingled together.
“I truly respect the vocation he has had and from his side, he has just discussed the mistake when I left Spain since it was a contention that he increased in value,” Ronaldo told TVI in Portugal.
“It’s a decent competition yet it’s not extraordinary — Michael Jordan had contentions in ball, there was Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in Formula 1. The thing they all shared practically speaking is that they were sound contentions.” Ronaldo and Messi have won the desired Ballon d’Or multiple times each, a factor that enables every player to prosper.
“I have almost certainly that Messi has made me a superior player and the other way around. When I am winning trophies it must sting him and it’s the equivalent for me when he wins,” he said.
“I have an astounding proficient relationship since we have been having similar minutes for a long time,” Ronaldo stated, including, “We’ve never eaten together yet I don’t perceive any reason why we can’t later on. I don’t see an issue with that.”
As of late, the Portuguese football whiz gave clues that he could resign “one year from now” yet in addition demonstrated he may keep playing into his 40s.
Ronaldo, who is 34, carries out his specialty for Italian Serie A bosses Juventus. A year ago, he helped the club win the Serie A title by exclusively scoring 28 objectives in 43 games in all rivalries.
The forward has a record five Champions League titles (four with Real Madrid and one with Manchester United) to his name alongside three Premier League crowns, two La Liga trophies, and a Serie A title.
Ronaldo’s agreement at Juve races to 2022, and it would be a shock if the striker drapes his boots before that.