- Cristiano Ronaldo says Lionel Messi pushed him to improve his game
- These two footballers have won 11 Ballon d'Or awards between them
- Ronaldo currently plays for Juventus, while Messi is at Barcelona
Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he admires the tough rivalry between him and Lionel Messi claiming that the Argentine has pushed him to improve his game.
For more than ten years now, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been involved in serious rivalry most especially during when the Portuguese was playing for Real Madrid.
They have both won the Champions League and many other big titles with only the World Cup crown still missing in their cupboards.
Fans of these two players are also always involved in rivalry as they do compare them together with pundits also not left out of the topic.
Lionel Messi has won six Ballon d'Or awards in his career so far, while Cristiano Ronaldo has been decorated five times.
While speaking with RMC Sport, Cristiano Ronaldo stated that he likes Lionel Messi because he has helped him to improve his game.
"I really admire the career he has had so far. He has already said that he had trouble when I left the Spanish league because it is a rivalry that he appreciates.
"It is a good rivalry that exists in football, but this is no exception. Michael Jordan had rivals in basketball, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost were great rivals in Formula One.
"The only common point between all the big rivalries in the sport is that they are healthy." Ronaldo explained.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are currently training in their various houses waiting for the Leagues in Europe to resume.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo was reportedly exempted from taking salary pay-cut at Italian giants Juventus which means his £522,000-a-week take home is still intact.
Coronavirus has brought serious financial effect on the global economy in which many firms are struggling to cope as a result of the virus.
And for this reason, Juventus who are the reigning champions are preparing to cut the wages of their players since the League is currently on suspension.
Also, the club will not be signing any player whose weekly income will be more than £151,000-a-week as from next season.
According to the report by Corriere di Torino, the Old Lady chiefs have made this decision so as for them to protect their financial solidity.
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