Ronaldo’s response to France Football’s Pascal Ferre’s claim that he lied to everyone for publicity.
Cristiano Ronaldo has responded to Pascal Ferré’s statement saying that he (Ronaldo) will not end his career until he wins more Ballon d’Or than Messi. Ronaldo has boldly stated that he lied for the publicity.
The editor-in-chief of France Football, the magazine which hands out the distinction, declared few days back that Cristiano Ronaldo’s only ambition in life was to win more Ballon d’Or awards than his rival, Lionel Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who was absent from the 2021 Ballon d’Or presentation, has now broken decided to speak on social media, clearing the air surrounding this huge claim.
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has now revealed the truth behind the talks regarding his competition with Lionel Messi put as stated by Pascal Ferre.
Ronaldo has come out boldly that Ferre is spreading misinformation about him and the rivalry with Lionel Messi.
The Portuguese expressed he is very disappointed For the claims made against him.
Read Ronaldo’s Statement below;
“Today’s outcome explains why Pascal Ferré’s statements last week, when he stated that I confided in him that my only ambition was to finish my career with more Ballon d’Ors than Lionel Messi.”
“Pascal Ferré lied, he used my name to promote himself and to promote the publication he works for. It is unacceptable that the person responsible for awarding such a prestigious prize could lie in this way, in absolute disrespect for someone who has always respected France Football and the Ballon d’Or.”
Cristiano Ronaldo also pointed out how Ferre lied again by explaining his absence from the award in the name of a quarantine that never existed.
“And he lied again today, justifying my absence from the Gala with an alleged quarantine that has no reason to exist.”
“I always want to congratulate those who win, within the sportsmanship and fair-play that have guided my career since the beginning, and I do it because I’m never against anyone.”
The Manchester United marksman went on to claim that he isn’t competing with Lionel Messi or anyone else for that matter. Cristiano Ronaldo insists his focus always remains on doing well for the teams he represents on the pitch.
“I always win for myself and for the clubs I represent, I win for myself and for those who love me. I don’t win against anyone.
“The biggest ambition of my career is to win national and international titles for the clubs I represent and for the national team in my country. The biggest ambition of my career is to be a good example for all those who are or want to be professional footballers. The biggest ambition of my career is to leave my name written in golden letters in the history of world football.”
“I will end by saying that my focus is already on Manchester United’s next game and on everything that, together with my team-mates and our fans, we can still achieve this season. The rest? The rest is just the rest.”
France Football have started revealing the rankings for the 2021 Ballon d’Or award. As things stand, only the top 10 footballers are yet to be revealed, with both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo set to be among them.
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