- Cristiano Ronaldo has been rated high by former teammate at the national team Costinha
- Costinha stated clearly that only the jealous will not like Cristiano Ronaldo
- The 45-year-old also claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson helped Ronaldo's career
Former Portugal international Costinha has claimed that only a jealous person won't like his ex teammate at the national team Cristiano Ronaldo considering his progress in football.
Cristiano Ronaldo is regarded as one of the best footballers in the world going by his achievements in the game with Lionel Messi his only biggest rival.
Many times, Cristiano Ronaldo has been criticized for his anger towards teammates most especially on the pitch when they fail to give the the passes he wants.
The 35-year-old has won many trophies in his career so far together with five Ballon d'Or with only the FIFA World Cup title remaining as the biggest one yet to be won.
According to the report on Goal, Costinha explained that Cristiano Ronaldo has been striving to be the best since he was young which has helped him to current level.
Costinha added that Ronaldo is the type of player who does not like missing chances whenever he is playing for his club and country.
He played with Ronaldo in the Portuguese national team for the Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup.
"He benefited a lot from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, and that team made him more aggressive.
''It taught him when to dribble and when to pass the ball. Still, his belief was so strong that he would rise up the ranks.
"It isn't possible not to love Ronaldo unless you are jealous. He is humble and I am happy for the success he had today. I saw him work to become the best and I am Portuguese, so he makes me proud,'' Costinha explained.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo last year spent massive £1.3 million to acquire a gigantic mansion in Marbella which has an infinity swimming pool and amazing cinema room.
Recently, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United star became the richest footballer on earth after his money reached billion in which no player has ever achieved that.
Gone are the days when Cristiano Ronaldo used to play football on the streets in Portugal, today, history can bare witness that the Juventus star has won five Ballon d'Or awards.
According to the report on UK Sun, the house that Cristiano Ronaldo bought in Marbella is a four-bed-room luxury.
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