Barcelona icon praises Cristiano Ronaldo, compares him to Lionel Messi

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For years, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been at odds. While the Argentine star was the face of Barcelona, ​​the Portuguese striker played for Real Madrid. Recently, a Barcelona legend admitted to feeling attached to Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi (left) and Cristiano Ronaldo during the Clasico Barcelona-Real Madrid.
© David Ramos / Getty ImagesLionel Messi (left) and Cristiano Ronaldo during the Clasico Barcelona-Real Madrid.

Many believe that their best days are long gone, and perhaps they are. but, Lionel Messi And the Cristiano Ronaldo still between The most influential, famous and influential players on earth.

It may be true that they are no longer the favorites of The golden ballBut Messi and Ronaldo still have it Leave a lot in the tank. while the Paris Saint-Germain star holds Argentina‘s world Cup aspirations Portugal She also has a lot of expectations in Manchester United attacker before Qatar 2022.

Either way, what the couple has done throughout their career will live long in every fan’s memory. Moreover, they have earned great respect from peers, even from opponents. In fact, a former teammate of Messi recently revealed how much he likes Ronaldo.

Barcelona: Former Lionel Messi teammate sympathizes with Cristiano Ronaldo

In an appearance on the podcast from UNAM بو PUMAS colleague Evren VelardiAnd the Dani Alves He admitted that he is a long-time fan of Ronaldo. The Brazilian defender said he hadn’t said it before because of Barcelona –Real Madrid competition.

“In particular, I love Cristiano,” Alves said. Now that we’re not in Barcelona against Madrid anymore – Because it always seems that you can’t talk, and now I’m not, I can speak. Cristiano is an example to all of us, who don’t have much quality, that by working hard you can also compete against the best. It is an example of that. I respect him a lot, even when I played against him. I had the chance to tell him.

“If I make a comparison, I – as a player – I’m closer to Cristiano than Leo. I’d say I’m more attached to Cristiano because of the hard work. This is what I’ve done my whole life: working hard to be where I am today. It was not pure talent. The talent was part of it, but the biggest part was the work. This is what Cristiano does. He is talented. But his work is what makes him compete with Messi and anyone else.”

Well, it seems that Alves respects Ronaldo a lot, even though he seems to be underestimating his talent. The Portuguese star is widely regarded for his work ethic, but Ignoring his adjective is wrong. Ultimately, people will prefer Messi or Ronaldo. But They are both incredibly talented, no matter who you love more.

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