Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest players ever to play the game of football. Coming up from Sporting Lisbon’s academy, he established himself as the greatest Portuguese player.
He has won the Ballon D’Or five times and dominated world football for a long duration. Ronaldo played for some of the best teams in the world – Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus and brought success to these clubs.
Ronaldo has been very successful in international football too. He led Portugal to their first Euro Cup title in 2016. This was also Portugal’s first major honour. He is the all-time leading goalscorer in international football and an inspiration for a lot of youngsters.
Cristiano Ronaldo lavishes praise on Lionel Messi
The only one who could successfully challenge Cristiano Ronaldo in his prime was none other than Lionel Messi. Coming up from Barcelona, Messi established himself as one of the greatest players ever to kick the ball.
Throughout the years, this duo had many memorable matches. Similar to Ronaldo, Messi has dominated club football and also national football. He has won the Ballon d’Or title for a record seven-time. He is the ideal rival for Cristiano Ronaldo and now the Portuguese praised him in his recent interview with Piers Morgan.
“Amazing player is magic, top… As a person, we share the stage of 16 years, imagine, 16 years. we share. So, I have a great relationship with him.” tells Ronaldo.
He further added, “I’m not a friend of him in terms of, what I mean friend is the guy who was with you in your house, speaking on the phone, no, but it’s like a teammate. What I am going to say about Messi? A great guy who does great things for football.”
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will probably have their final World Cup in Qatar. Both of them are yet to win the greatest competition in football. they will try their best to bring glory to their country.
Speaking about the World Cup, Ronaldo confessed that he is very optimistic about getting a get a good result from this edition. He praised Fernando Santos and pointed out that they have a great group.
Ronaldo named Argentina, Brazil, Spain, and Germany as the favourites for the Qatar World Cup 2022. He will be now eager to give his all in the upcoming perennial event at Qatar.