Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has shot back at former Barcelona captain, Xavi Hernandez for claiming Messi is the better player.
Ronaldo is a player of his time, the problem is that there is another who has been pretty much the best player in history,” Xavi told Cadena SER.
“Ronaldo is extraordinary, but compared to Messi, for me and for everyone who likes football, there can be no comparisons.”
The Ronaldo-Messi comparison is one which has left many football lovers at loggerheads. Nevertheless, Ronaldo has replied Xavi in cheeky fashion after Real Madrid trounced Osasuna on Saturday.
“Everyone knows that anyone who wants to make the front pages has to talk about me,” Ronaldo told reporters. “Xavi has not won a single Ballon d’Or. I have won three.”
“I am feeling well physically and could have played 90 minutes without problems,” he added. “But I was still feeling a bit of fear at certain moments. That’s only normal after a spell on the sidelines.
“I have gained rhythm, scored a goal and got a good feeling. Everything is great.”