Why did Cristiano Ronaldo praise Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi compares Cristiano Ronaldo to sports legends: "He stands out in football"

Lionel Messi from FC Barcelona has praised his superstar colleague Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus Turin and put him on a par with legends of other sports.

"There are many admirable athletes. Rafa Nadal, Federer, LeBron - in all sports there is someone who stands out and is adored for his work," Messi said in an interview with LaSexta and carried out. "Cristiano stands out in football."

Lionel Messi insists: "Barcelona is my life"

Messi and Ronaldo won the title of World Player of the Year between 2008 and 2017. The 33-year-old Argentine is currently on six awards, the 35-year-old Portuguese five. At the Globe Soccer Awards on Sunday, Ronaldo was named the best player of the century.

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Meanwhile, Messi also commented on his current situation at Barca, apologizing for almost leaving Camp Nou last summer. "I'm sorry for everything. I've always said that. Barcelona is my life. I've been here since I was 13," said Messi, whose contract with Barca expired at the end of the season. According to information from goal and SPOX So far, however, he has not negotiated a transfer in the summer with any other club.