Don’t compare me with Messi, he’s not my friend – C Ronaldo
Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has said he does not enjoy comparisons with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
Both players who have won the Ballon d’Or for the last nine years between themselves, are constantly put side by side.
However, Ronaldo says Messi is among the footballers he enjoys seeing play.
“I like to see all good players and Messi is one of them. He is a player,” Ronaldo told Fox Sports Argentina.
“I really enjoy seeing him on the pitch and all the great players.”
The Portugal captain who scored 40 goals in all competitions this season as Madrid won the La Liga title, also admits he is not exactly Messi’s friend.
“Whenever I’m with him, I have a very good relationship with Messi C Ronaldo said.
“It’s not that I go to his house and eat together. He is not a friend, but I consider him a companion by profession and not a rival because I don’t like it, like comparisons.
“It is part of the work and the world of football.”