Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he enjoys watching Lionel Messi play, though he admits they are not friends.
The two have been the only players to win the Ballon D’Or in the past 9 years, and Ronaldo had nothing but praise for the Barcelona forward.
“I like to see all good players and Messi is one of them. He is a player,” Ronaldo told Fox Sports Argentina.
“I really enjoy seeing him on the pitch and all the great players.”
The Portuguese legend adds that he has a decent relationship with Messi, and hates the constant comparison.
“Whenever I’m with him, I have a very good relationship with Messi,” Ronaldo said.
“It’s not that I go to his house and eat together. He is not a friend, but I consider him a companion by profession and not a rival because I don’t like it, like comparisons.
“It is part of the work and the world of football.”