Ronaldo Acknowledges End of His Rivalry with Messi

By Peter C September 19, 2023

While it appears that the Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi debate may be waning as both edge towards the end of their careers, the duo have been one of football’s greatest rivalries. Over the past 20 years, they have entertained football fans worldwide with their exceptional skills and fierce competition.

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In a recent interview, Cristiano Ronaldo, who currently plays for Saudi Arabian football club Al Nassr, admitted that his supposed rivalry with Lionel Messi is gone. “I don’t see things like that. The rivalry is gone. It was good, spectators liked it,” he remarked. The Portuguese forward, who appeared to have enjoyed this rivalry, emphasized that his fans do not need to hate Messi to prove their love for him, and vice versa.

He further stated that both have, in their unique ways, been able to change the history of football. Their contributions extend beyond the pitch, inspiring future generations. They are both respected all over the world, which is the most important thing.

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Following his departure from Manchester United in November 2022 and the historic signing by Al-Nassr, Ronaldo has proven he is still a force to be reckoned with. His dedication and leadership have shone, helping his new club win the Arab Club Champions Cup in August. Meanwhile, the Argentine forward Messi is having a great spell at Inter Miami. His remarkable performances have secured the League Cup with the MSL club. This marks his 44th trophy win, solidifying his status as the most decorated player in the sport’s history.”