What Messi did to me in LaLiga – Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that Barcelona player Lionel Messi made him a better player in Spain.
Both players who have won the Ballon d’Or award five times are said to be the greatest players football has ever seen.
Ronaldo spent 9 years in Real Madrid before he made a switch to Juventus in the summer of 2018.
Messi recently admitted that Ronaldo also had a huge influence on his career. The same view has now been echoed by Ronaldo who told France Football:
“A lot of people said that we fed each other, that being together in Spain made us better.
“That’s certainly true. I felt his presence more in Madrid than in Manchester. It was a healthy rivalry. We were the symbols of our clubs.
“It’s always nice to be spoken of in a flattering way. It’s nice if they say I’ve been the best, a fantastic player.
“Today, I hear everything they say about me, but when it’s all over, at the end of my career, I won’t mind because I’ll disconnect from everything.”