Just a day after winning the Ballon d’Or for the 5th time, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has successfully grabbed the headlines again. The Portugese star delivered some massive statements after he won the trophy for the 5th time equaling the milestone rooted by Lionel Messi.
Undoubtedly one of the greatest goalscorers in the history of football, who won the Fifa Best Player as well as the Ballon d’Or this season now believes that he is the greatest to have ever played the game of football. Speaking about the same Ronaldo said that some people might consider Lionel Messi as the greatest of all time but there has been no one more complete than him.
“I’m the best player in history, in the good moments and the bad ones,” he told France Football. “I respect everyone’s preferences, but I’ve never seen anyone better than me. I have always thought that. No footballer can do the things I can. There’s no player more complete than me.”
“I play well with both feet, I’m quick, powerful, good with the head, I score goals, I make assists. There are guys who prefer Neymar or (Lionel) Messi. But I tell you: there’s no-one more complete than me.” he added.
Ronaldo, who is not only a footballer but an inspiration to many for his incredible fitness, highlighted that no player has picked up as many individual honours as he has. He cited the example of Floyd Mayweather and LeBron James clearly stating that legends achieve their status because they have something extra than the others.
“No one has won as many individual trophies as me. And I’m not speaking just of the Ballon d’Or. That says something, doesn’t it? It’s not just a result of the work I do in the gym, like some people think. It’s the sum of many things.”
“Legends like Floyd Mayweather and LeBron James don’t get to their perfect level by chance. Many factors coincide. To be at the top and to stay there, you have to have more talent than the others.” said Ronaldo.
However, the superstar admitted to the fact that he was frustrated and angry when Lionel Messi won 4 consecutive Ballon d’Ors from 2009 to 2012.
“I won the Ballon d’Or before Messi, then he overtook me and won four in a row. I’m not going to hide from you that I was sad and angry,” he said.
“I went to the award ceremonies and I never won. At one point, I was even demotivated. I had no desire to go. To be there for the photo didn’t interest me.”
“Then, little by little, thanks to those close to me, I told myself that in life there is a beginning and an end. And in football what counts is the finish, not the start. I was patient. And I won four other Ballon d’Or’s.” he concluded.