Brazilian legend has stated that he doesn’t want to be drawn into the debate about who is better between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi but is really impressed by Ronaldo’s form and goals this season.
While Ronaldo believes that both players are great, he is putting his money on Cristiano Ronaldo to win the 2017 Ballon d’Or.
Ronaldo, who won the award 3 times during his playing career is lagging behind the two best players in the world at the moment as Messi currently has 5 Ballon d’Or award while Ronaldo has four and would tie with Messi if he wins this year’s award.
Ronaldo in a chat with Fox Sports revealed why he chose Ronaldo over Messi for this year’s award.
”This year, I will be going with Cristiano Ronaldo because he has had a fantastic year for Real Madrid”.
“In the last 24 months, he has been totally decisive for both his club and country. He played a huge part in Real Madrid’s journey to the final of the Champions League and its hard to ignore the number of goals that he has scored this season.”
Ronaldo currently has 40 goals in all competitions this season, and also helped Real Madrid win the La Liga for the first time in 5 years and they can also secure back to back wins in the Champions League if they outwit Juventus in the final.
Messi, on the other hand, has a total of 54 goals this season after scoring in Barcelona’s win over Alaves in the final of Copa Del Rey.
Ronaldo added; “It’s hard to pick who is the best because they are both great and stand out in different ways. They both deserve to be respected and will stay at the top for a very long time to come.