Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has said he deserves to win more Ballon d’ Or awards than his rival Lionel Messi.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United star thinks that after establishing himself as one of the biggest players of all time, he deserves more of the world top individual awards ahead of Messi.
The 34-year-old was speaking to Piers Morgan in an interview on ITV,when he said “Messi’s in the history of football, but admitted he deserves more awards.
“But I think I have to have six or seven or eight to be above him,” he said, referring to the Ballon d’Or awards.
“I’d love it, I think I deserve it.”
“My relationship with him is, we are not friends, but we have shared this stage for 15 years,”
“I know that he has pushed me to be a better player and I have pushed him to be a better player as well, he added.
Ronaldo and Messi recently missed out on this year’s UEFA Men Player of the Year to Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.
The Portuguese captain will hope to lead Juventus to victory when they take on Atletico Madrid in their UEFA Champions League opener tonight.