Football is a sport that is not just for those who play it alone but also for those who love the game dearly (the fans), it is also a uniting factor across board and it transcends ethnicity and religion.
In the last 15 years, these two iconic figures held the world spellbound, winning everything there’s in the beautiful game, breaking records and putting smiles in the faces of billions of football fans around the world. Rivalry as many would call it but it is what has kept the world of football sparkling.
This old ‘rivalry’ of Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Lionel Messi of Argentina seem to have come to an end as Ronaldo took the stage to say they have done well enough and should be celebrated and not seen as rivals. The player spoke in an interview session as the Portuguese National Team are preparing for the Euro2024 qualifiers against Slovakia on Friday the 8 of September, 2023.
“.. I don’t see things like that, the rivalry is over. It was a good healthy rivalry the spectators liked a lot. Whoever likes Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t have to hate Messi or vice versa because they are both very good.”
“They changed the history of football and they keep on doing it. We are respected throughout the world that’s the most important thing. He makes his way, I make mine even if we are playing outside Europe. He has done well, from what I’ve seen and so have I, it’s about continuing the legacy which continues…”
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