Cristiano Ronaldo has heaped praise on his football rival, Lionel Messi, describing him as part of football history.
Ronaldo was speaking during the Uefa Champions league draws in Monaco on Thursday.
The Juventus man, who was seated beside Messi at the event, said:
“We shared the stage (for) 15 years, me and him, I don’t know if it has ever happened in football. The same two guys in the same stage all the time.
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“It’s not easy as you know, and of course, we have a good relationship. We’ve not had dinner together yet but I hope in the future…
“Of course I miss playing in Spain. We’ve had that battle in the last 15 years which is good. he pushes me and I push him too.
“It’s good to be part of history of football. I am there and of course, he is there as well”