Lionel Messi admitted that it was hard to see Ronaldo with five Ballon d’Ors. Barcelona’s player said that he was used to only one at the top of the world, but Ronaldo could catch him.
Messi’s sixth Ballon d’Or and loneliness at the top of the world
Lionel Messi gave an interesting interview yesterday after winning the personal trophy. Argentinian player said that it was hard to see Ronaldo on top of the world. Lionel noted that when he won the Ballon d’Or for five times, he thought it would be impossible for anyone. Messi said that it was painful to see Ronaldo claiming fifth Ballon d’Or in 2017.
Argentinian player mentioned his anger after being equal with Cristiano. Messi was honest and said that being lonely on top of the world is very amusing. When someone comes there with you, it’s not a good thing. That’s why Lionel Messi decided to work harder and score more goals.
Lionel Messi recognized Cristiano’s greatness by that time
Messi said that Ronaldo was the best at that time, and he could not do anything. When Cristiano took the fifth Ballon d’Or, Messi said that Portuguese deserved without any means.
Lionel Messi feels like a constructor, not goals scorer machine
Barcelona’s player was happy with another personal trophy. He took the prize from Luka Modric, who won the Ballon d’Or in 2018. Luka Modric also congratulated Messi for sixth Ballon d’Or and said that it’s impossible to win it six times, and Messi does only impossible things.
Lionel met with journalists after the ceremony. Midfielder noted that he is not a goal scorer, as he feels more like a constructor. Messi said that he feels better as a constructor, someone who gives power to the team to attack and score goals.
Despite winning Ballon d’Or for six times, Messi feels that team trophy is way prestigious than personal. Barcelona’s player said that he would be happy to earn more team trophies than personal. Lionel Messi hopes for the medal with the national team.