One quality Cristiano Ronaldo would like to take from Lionel Messi
“If I’m here it’s because I deserve it and because of the season I had, because of my individual performances,” he said.
One quality Cristiano Ronaldo would like to take from Lionel Messi:
“Maybe Messi or Neymar has a better chance, but I am here for a reason. Coaches and captains have voted for me. I would not be surprised if one of the others wins. I know that on a team level things are different.
“I don’t feel pressure to win the Ballon d’Or. I am just happy to be here again. It is an honour. I would like to have Messi’s left foot. His left foot is very good.”
Some of the most important words in my life are dedication and hard work. You have to be a professional and be serious. It is not a coincidence that I am here for the eighth time,” he said.
“We all have talent, but talent without the work is nothing. So I am pleased to be here. I want to keep breaking records. I love to play football and to break records.
“In the beginning of my career, when I signed for Manchester United, I asked for number 28. But the coach told me I was going to wear number seven. I was a bit afraid at first because I knew Beckham had worn that shirt. But I accepted the challenge and it has been my lucky number since. I have won so much with this number.”
“There is corruption everywhere in the world,” he said. “These things not only happen in football. We just try to focus on playing football.”