And Friday... Lopetegui against Ronaldo: What's his opinion of the Portuguese?

Annette Crawford
June 14, 2018

Ronaldo Nazario, victor of the World Cup in 1994 and 2002, has spoken about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in an interview with Sport Bild.

Ronaldo has a responsibility to unite the squad and focus minds ahead of his fourth World Cup.

It's true we play according to our opponents, we study them and we don't just look at Cristiano individually, but at the end of the day we look at the whole group, which is what matters, ' Koke added, who is playing in his second World Cup after having been to Brazil in 2014. "He has led teams for many years".

The year prior to that comment, he voted for Messi to win the Ballon d'Or over Ronaldo.

For both superstars, this is likely to be their final World Cup at their peak.

Finally, Ronaldo spoke about the favourites for the World Cup.


The Brazilian, who is widely considered to be one of the best strikers of all time, is often asked to weigh in on who he believes is the better player, Messi or Ronaldo.

And now Spanish outlet Don Balon, known for their outlandish transfer claims, say Julen Lopetegui being appointed as the new Los Blancos boss has not gone down well with him.

Not everybody will agree, but it's his honest opinion.

"With his incredible attitude, with his incredible winning mentality, Cristiano Ronaldo is a unique player", he told Bild.

Many people will agree with Ronaldo that Messi brings even more magic to football than Cristiano, although it's safe to assume a lot of others will firmly disagree.

"The best thing that could've happened was to move to Real Madrid, but at Manchester United it was incredible the number of goals he scored". Do you prefer the great dribbler, creator and goalscorer extraordinaire, Lionel Messi, or the relentless, physical specimen and goalscoring phenomenon that is Cristiano Ronaldo?

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