“I admire a lot what Messi has done and he felt sorry for me leaving”

Cristiano Ronaldo spoke again of his rivalry with Leo Messi. The Portuguese crack has done it in an interview on TVI where he has told the relationship he has had with the Argentine star. The two best players in the world have five Golden Balls each and have coincided in time and space, when he was at Real Madrid, something that has allowed them to improve as the Portuguese soccer player acknowledges. “I have no doubt that Messi has made me a better player and vice versa,” he told TV1. The Portuguese player has confirmed that they maintain excellent professional treatment and how it has affected their rivalry on the pitch in their growth with the step of the years. “I admire a lot what Messi has done. He already said publicly when I left the Spanish League that he” felt sorry “, because he liked that rivalry. Messi had already admitted about the last three Champions that we had won that he felt a bit annoying. It’s normal, just like I would have liked to win titles he won with Barcelona ”

A healthy rivalry “It’s a good rivalry that exists in football, but it’s not unique. Michael Jordan had them in basketball, Ayrton Senna and Prost in Formula 1 … What they all had in common is that they were healthy rivalries. I have an excellent professional relationship with Messi because we have been sharing the same moments for 15 years, “Cristiano also clarified that Messi is as competitive and ambitious as he is, even in individual trophies. “When he sees me win trophies it must hurt, and the same for me when he does. I admire the career he has had,” Cristiano settled. Ronaldo even dared to say that he would share a table and tablecloth with Messi: “We have never had dinner together, but I don’t see why we can’t do it in the future. He’s Argentine, my girlfriend too, that’s why I don’t see any problem,” he concluded. .