Regardless of the exalted battles between the pair over time, CR7 has nothing however respect for Messi, who he says is sort of a ‘teammate’ to him.
Cristiano Ronaldo has described Lionel Messi as a ‘magic’ participant and somebody he has a ‘great relationship’ with.
Between them, the Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain forwards share a mixed 12 Ballon d’Or titles after dominating elite soccer for over a decade. They could now not compete in La Liga collectively, however their respect for each other stays as robust as ever.
“The best player you’ve ever seen? Excluding yourself?”
Piers Morgan asks Cristiano Ronaldo his true emotions about Lionel Messi as a participant and an individual.
— Piers Morgan Uncensored (@PiersUncensored) November 17, 2022
“Amazing player, he is magic, top,” Ronaldo instructed Piers Morgan on TalkTV on what he thinks of Messi.
“As an individual, we share the stage 16 years. Think about, 16 years we share. So, I’ve [a] nice relationship with him. I’m not a pal of his when it comes to, what I imply pal is the man who was with you in your own home, talking on the telephone, no, nevertheless it’s like a teammate.
“He’s a man that I actually respect the best way he at all times speaks about me. Even his spouse [Antonela Roccuzzo] and my girlfriend [Georgina Rodriguez], they at all times respect [each other] and so they’re from Argentina.
“My girlfriend is from Argentina. So good. What I am going to say about Messi? A great guy who does great things for football.”
Requested if Messi is one of the best participant he has ever seen other than himself, Ronaldo replied: “Probably the best player I’ve ever seen. Maybe [Zinedine] Zidane. That I play and fight with, yes.”