As Cristiano Ronaldo pulled level with the Barcelona man on five FIFA awards apiece, he claimed that there are many years of this great rivalry to come and he believes that both of them will be able to remain at the top.
Including the years when FIFA’s individual award was merged with the Ballon d’Or, Ronaldo and Messi now have got five trophies each and they are considered to be the best players in the world without any doubts. Time is going by so much faster than we are able to realize, but both Ronaldo and Messi can remain at this level for at least few more years.
And Ronaldo had something to say about his successful year and his rivalry with Messi, according to Goal: “I don’t compete with Leo. He is a player, who is in the same era. He won five times. I won five times too — individual awards for the best in the world. So things are as they are.”
The Portuguese added as he looked to be very satisfied: “Obviously, I am happy because, as I said before, I am at the best club in the world. I have had the opportunity to demonstrate that I am at a very high level during the last few years. And I am still [physically] very well. So I am very quiet. I will see what’s going to happen tomorrow, but at the moment I have to enjoy this nice moment of my life because you never know what will happen next.”
And when he was asked about the situation between him and Messi, he claimed: “It didn’t finish yet… it is just starting.”
So it looks like there are many entertaining seasons waiting ahead of us as this spectacular clash between these two great players goes on.