Cristiano Ronaldo Blasts Lionel Messi Over Champions League Success

Paola Ditto
Agosto 13, 2019

The Seleção star was speaking to DAZN ahead of the new season, marking Ronaldo's 18 at professional level, during which time he has represented Sporting, Manchester United, Real Madrid and now Juventus in a glittering career that has also led to global success with his country at Euro 2016.

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed why he should be considered the greatest footballer of all time - ahead of longstanding rival Lionel Messi.

"I work first to win trophies for the team, then that takes you to individual honours", he intimated.

With his recent performances in the previous editions of the Champions League, Ronaldo has shown that he is certainly the greatest player in the Champions League and his success with all the clubs he played for is advocated for his case in the greatest of all-time debate.

"There are great players that I respect who have three, four or, at most, five years at their peak".

"I wake up every morning with the idea in my head of training with the objective of achieving something more, not just to earn money". I do not need money any more, thank God.

"The difference between us is that I've played for different clubs and also won the Champions League with different clubs", the Juventus striker told DAZN.

"There aren't many players with five Champions League titles, which is why I feel like I have a special bond with the competition", said the 34-year-old, who was part of the Manchester United side that claimed Europe's elite club trophy in 2008, before adding four more winners' medals at Real Madrid in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Who will win the Champions League next season?

"The confidence a player needs isn't just up to him, but the people around him, the other players and the coach".

"He helped me a lot. In this game you can relax because it is you who will make a difference in this team".

"He was always honest, and that's why I'll always have real affection for him".

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