'You don't have to hate Messi' - Cristiano Ronaldo insists he doesn't have a rivalry with Leo but admits he is not...

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2023-09-06 18:22:01  • 2 mins
  • Ronaldo speaks on his relationship with Messi
  • Admitted there is no friendship
  • Claimed that he does not have a rivalry with Messi

WHAT HAPPENED? The Portuguese spoke candidly about his relationship with Messi and claimed that the rivalry between arguably the two greatest players of all time is over. He urged his fans to respect both players "who changed the history of football" and not "hate" the Argentine maestro.

WHAT THEY SAID: "If you like Cristiano, you don't have to hate Messi. The two changed the history of football and are respected. Rivalry? I don't see those things like that, we shared the stage for 15 years. I'm not saying we are friends but we respect each other," he told reporters.

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