Cristiano Ronaldo States He’d Like to Have Dinner With Lionel Messi in Incredible Joint Interview
Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he would like to one day sit and dine with the great rival in the field Lionel Messi, and the couple seems to be very friendly when they sit side by side for the League draw of Champions on Thursday.
“Ronaldo or Messi” is the great debate of modern football and the two living legends have been listed as great enemies over the years. But their relationship seems to be based on immense mutual respect and possibly even friendship, rather than something that is close to hatred or animosity.
Both men, who have won 10 Ballon d’Or awards between them since 2008, were seen happily chatting at the event at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, and Ronaldo alluded to the fact that each player has been crucial in pushing the other to really be surprising. levels.
“We shared the stage for 15 years, he and I,” said the Portuguese veteran when he was interviewed during a brief interlude in the draw process.
“I don’t know if that ever happened in football; the same two boys on the same stage all the time. It’s not easy, as you know. And, of course, we have a good relationship. We haven’t had dinner together yet, but I hope that in the future [let’s do it]. “
Ronaldo and Messi no longer face each other in the same domestic league after the transfer of 100 million euros to Serie A last summer, but they will continue to be important for the other’s career, especially when it comes to the Champions League .
“Of course, I miss playing in Spain,” Ronaldo said. “We’ve had that battle for the past 15 years, which is good: he pushed me and I pushed him too.” So, it’s good to be part of the history of football. I’m there and, of course, he’s there too. “
Both players were nominated for the UEFA Player of the Year for Men, with the annual UEFA Awards ceremony combined with the Champions League draw.
Neither of them won the prestigious award on this occasion, with Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk receiving the individual recognition their performances deserved in the last 12 months.