Cristiano Ronaldo’s immense respect and admiration towards Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are two of the biggest superstars in World Football. Both have lit the football field for over a decade and they are adored by millions of fans all over the World. Although Messi vs Ronaldo comes out as a rivalry to the football fans but the two superstars maintain a cordial relationship.

Messi has praised Cristiano Ronaldo in a number of interviews and likewise Cristiano has praised the Argentine on a number of occasions.

In this article we look back at some of the best quotes on Lionel Messi by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano: “I’ve always had a cordial relationship with Messi, I never saw him as a rival. It’s the press that creates the rivalry. If you ask Leo, he’ll tell you the same thing. It’s always beautiful to play against him. It’s a great privilege.”

Cristiano: “How many players are capable of playing at the highest level for more than 10 years? You count them on one hand. There are two, Messi and I.”

Cristiano: “My son watches videos of Lionel Messi. I don’t mind it. I admire it because he is watching videos of an exceptional player.”

Cristiano: “I really enjoy seeing him play. How would I not like someone who hasn’t done anything bad – it’s the opposite. When they ask Messi about Cristiano, he also talks positively about me. My relationship with him is cordial, and we have mutual respect for each other.”

Cristiano: “Sometimes the comparisons (with Messi) make me tired, for him too because they compare us together all the time. You can’t compare a Ferrari and a Porsche, because they have different engines.”

Cristiano: “I really admire the career he has had and from his side, he has already talked of the disappointment when I left Spain because it was a rivalry that he appreciated.”

Cristiano: “We shared the stage 15 years, me and him. “I don’t know if it’s ever happened in football, the same two guys, in the same stage, all the time. So, it’s not easy. Of course, we have good relationship. We not have dinner together yet, but I hope in the future.”

Cristiano: “I have no doubt that Lionel Messi has made me a better player and vice-versa.”

Cristiano: “It’s great to be a part of the history of football. I am there, and of course, he is as well.”

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