Ronaldo said he and Messi are not good friends
There is an ongoing debate about who is the better of the pair, but Ronaldo is adamant there is no bitterness between the two.
Cristiano Ronaldo has downplayed the significance of his rivalry with Lionel Messi and stressed that there is a mutual respect between them, even though the two are not friends.
There is a big mutual respect between myself and Messi,” the 31-year-old told Coach Magazine. “The media like to make out like we have this big rivalry, but we don’t.
“It is not like we are good friends, but there is a mutual respect on both sides.”