The current Ballon dâ€™Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, spoke some warm words about Barcelonaâ€™s Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
The Real Madrid number 9 has been selected by France Football magazine in the 30-man list but the clear favorite to win the award is no one else but Lionel Messi.
For Cristiano Ronaldo, the focus is not set on trying to kick out Messi for the accolade, as he sincerely thinks that his Catalan rival deserves the prize this year.
“He’s the favorite. He [Messi] won the Champions League, the Primera league title.
“Why not him? If he wins it, he will have deserved it.â€
Ronaldo also went on to praise Messiâ€™s team as a whole. He declared:
“Barcelona play better football than Madrid, but why? Because theyâ€™ve been together for several seasons. Not two months.â€
But Cristiano Ronaldo, who is proud to be part of Los Blancos, tipped Real Madrid for success by somehow pushing Barcelona into a challenge as he concluded:
â€œBarca are better than us today but the real question is: who will be in front at the end of the season?”