Cristiano Ronaldo has proclaimed that he is a better
player than his long-term rival Lionel Messi.
The debate has rumbled on for years as to who is the
best player in the world, with the Real Madrid ace
Ronaldo and Barcelona talisman Messi swapping
Ballon d’Or trophies.
In an interview for AS, Ronaldo said of the
comparison with Messi: “It doesn’t bother me. If you
look back over my past eight years, I’ve always been
at the peak; and that is difficult. Name me someone
else who has done it?
“After that, being No.1 or No.2 is a matter of small
details, such as if you win trophies or not. Perhaps
for you, Messi is the best; in my head, I am the best –
and everyone should think that about ourselves. That
is why I have been able to achieve so much in my
In the same interview, Ronaldo spoke about how he
does not watch much football on television, despite
his love of the game.
“Football is my life. It’s the thing I hold dearest,” he
said. “That said, I’m not a huge fan of watching
football on TV. I enjoy the big games, but I generally
prefer to do other things at home.”
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