Ronaldo does not ‘support’ the idea of Lionel Messi winning the 2022 World Cup

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The two-time World Cup winner believes Messi deserves the World Cup but not at Brazil’s expense.

Ronaldo Nazario
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Ronaldo Nazario He was one of the most feared strikers of his generation, and was considered by many to be the best goalscorer of his era. He played twice world champion Real MadridInter Milan, PSV, Barcelona Among other things. In 518 matches he scored 352 goals.

At the height of his career, Ronaldo was derailed by knee injuries, but even then, he managed to score goals as he pleased, although his speed was very limited. Ronaldo is world CupHis second all-time top scorer with 15 goals in 19 matches.

Today, the 46-year-old is the majority owner of Real Valladolid in Spain and has a controlling stake in his childhood club Cruzeiro, investing $70 million. Here is what the Brazilian legend said about Argentina’s chances in the continental championship world Cup.

Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi and Argentina

In an interview with The Guardian, Ronaldo was asked if he thought Messi should win the World Cup, the icon said, “If he (Messi) goes to Spain, the rivalry between Brazil and Argentina is very big. We had amazing battles, with respect, and that is the most beautiful thing in football.

“But Argentina winning the World Cup is unthinkable. Does Messi deserve it? Of course, he does – but not with my support. I love him and he will understand because I’m sure he will feel exactly the same way.”

“When you win there is respect too: like Diego (Maradona), who is very respected in Brazil. But, no.”

Messi tried to pour cold water on Argentina being the favorites to lift the World Cup, but critics aren’t buying it given the level of Albiceleste and Messi’s stunning start to the season.

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