Cristiano: Winning UCL with two clubs sets me apart from Messi

  • Cristiano: Winning UCL with two clubs sets me apart from Messi

Cristiano: Winning UCL with two clubs sets me apart from Messi

However, Ronaldo feels he has accomplished more because he has been so successful at numerous clubs.

"Obviously, I have not seen such a rivalry between two players at the top of the mountain for so many years", the Portugal captain added.

Both players have won five Ballon d'Or awards, lifted four Champions League titles each during their respective spells with Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, and are considered among the greatest players of all time.

Cristiano Ronaldo has taken a cheeky dig at arch-rival Lionel Messi by pointing to his incredible Champions League success as the main difference between the pair. I'm not being entirely serious when I say that. but it's true that behind all the trophies there's a lot of hard work.

"I have been Champions League top scorer six times in a row".

"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. Thank God, I don't lack money, so what I want to earn is a place in the history of football." he further said.

"Messi is an excellent player who will be remembered not only for the Ballon d'Or wins, but for always being at the highest level, year after year, like me".

Ronaldo picked up his second Champions League honour in the 2013-14 campaign before winning three consecutive titles in a row. Ronaldo speaks highly of the French manager, who joined him in leaving Madrid last summer, only to return for the closing stages of the season.

"You need to feel like you're an important part of the group, and Zidane made me feel special".

"The confidence that a player needs doesn't only come from the player himself, but also the people around him, the other players, the coach", he added.

"He helped me. I already had great respect for him, but after being my coach I became an even greater fan of Zidane. In this game you can relax because it is you who will make a difference in this team". He has always been very honest with me and so I keep my relationship with him in my heart.