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Cristiano: “The difference with Messi is that I won the ‘Champions’ with different clubs”

The Portuguese Juventus attacker of Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo, said that Barcelona’s Leo Messi will be remembered for being “always up” and the big difference between them is that he has won the Champions League “with different clubs”, in addition to confessing that the French coach of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, made him “feel special” in his final stage in the white club.

“(Messi) is an excellent player who will be remembered not only for the Golden Balls, but for always being up, year after year, like me. The difference with me is that I have played in different clubs and also won the Champions League with different clubs, “Cristiano Ronaldo explained in the documentary series ‘The Making Of’ by DAZN.

The Portuguese delved into the link he maintains with the maximum continental competition, remembering that he has been the maximum gunner of the Champions “six times in a row.” “There are not many players who have five Champions titles and that is why I think I identify with this competition,” said Madeira striker.

On his relationship with his latest coach at Real Madrid, the Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo said he made him “feel special.” “He didn’t change my way of playing. I was still the same player. Obviously, Zidane helped me. I liked him a lot as a person and when he became my coach and I knew him better I became even more Zidane fan. For how he is, for how he talks, how he leads the team and how he treated me, “said the Serie A champion in his first season in Italy.

Questioned about one of his badges as a player, his great physical level at 34, the winner of five Gold Balls said that “it is very difficult to maintain the level and stay on top.” “This athletic and slender body does not fall from the sky. I say it as a joke, but it is true. After the trophies there is a lot of work,” said the Portuguese.

Even so, Cristiano said that his work is focused on “getting the prize for the team, because team awards take you to individuals.” “You get up every day to train with the goal of getting something, it’s not just getting up to make money. I don’t need money, thank God. I want to earn a place in football history. Earn more and more,” he said.

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