Ronaldo: Balon D'or competiton is scary
Former World Player of the Year winner Ronaldo says the competition to be the world’s best player is scary.
The former Seleção star was asked of comparisons that continue with his namesake Cristiano.
He told AS: “We don’t even play alike. I was a centre-forward and he, you could say, is a second striker. What I do say is that Cristiano, in recent years, in his time with Madrid, has learned to score goals.
“And scoring goals is the best thing in the world. And if you score many goals then it is because you are very good. There is no luck in scoring regularly.”
The 37-year-old, who won the award in 1997 and 2002, was asked who he considers to be the best player in the world at the moment, reports Football Espana.
He added: “For me, the competition is scarcer now. I am not saying that the level was greater in my day, but I look now and only see two. Neymar is coming up, but he still has a while to go.
“But in my time there were many great players. I competed with Zidane, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Owen, Figo, Batistuta…
“There were many great players who made their teams. Now there is only Messi and Cristiano, the truth is that they are very, very good.
“The best between Ronaldo and Messi? I’ll stick with Messi. It’s hard, it’s like in buying a house and there are two very good offers, you have to stick with one.
“I find him more complete, or at least more decisive. He appears in the important moments and scores goals.”