Cristiano Ronaldo: I Am Not Jealous Of Lionel Messi – Congratulations To Lionel

Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, and Lionel Messi on the stage in ZurichCristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are often compared to each other; their rivalry has been growing a lot. But CR9 insists that he’s not jealous of Barcelona’s Argentine forward.

It was looked like Lionel Messi was going to scoop the FIFA Player of the Year award and prevent Cristiano Ronaldo from winning it for the second time in a row.

Speaking ahead of the FIFA Player of Year Awards ceremony in Zurich, Cristiano Ronaldo avowed his joy at winning the prestigious title. He explained:

“It will be a great feeling of happiness if I win the [FIFA Player of the Year] trophy again. Everyboday knows how important and huge this award is.

“I felt privileged when I won it last year and I’m sure this year’s winner will be delighted.”

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid team mate Kaka, Barcelona’s midfield duo Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta, as well as hot favorite Lionel Messi were all vying for last night’s FIFA Player of the Year award.

However, everyone was expecting the 22-year-old Argentine forward to take away the prize. Speaking about his rival, 2008 FIFA Player of the Year winner Cristiano Ronaldo stated:

“Lionel Messi is an important player for FC Barcelona. He’s played very well for them. He will probably win the award.”
After praising the importance of Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta as well, Cristiano Ronaldo proudly declared:

“Everyone gets what he deserves. I am not jealous of Lionel [Messi],

“I would like to commend him for what he has done and I would like to commend other nominees as well.”

Angela Asante, CRF Chief Editor

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