Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez after the former Barcelona player said the Real Madrid/Portugal star was unlucky to be playing in the same generation as Lionel Messi.
Speaking to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser earlier in the week, Xavi had said:
“Messi will be number one until he wants [to stop]. He’s superior to everyone and is the best in the world, unless you are Real Madrid.”
‘Only a fool could have played football and not recognize Cristiano is an elite footballer. But he just has had bad luck to be around at the same time as Leo.’
On Saturday evening, Ronaldo who scored on his Madrid comeback after months of being injured stunningly reacted to the former Barcelona captain’s comments.
‘The most searched for player on the Internet is me. Those that want to appear on front covers [of newspapers] or promote things speak about me.
‘What does it matter to me what Xavi says? He plays where? In Qatar or [somewhere], I don’t know. He’s won everything but he’s never won a Ballon d’Or. I have three.’
Ronaldo also claimed that if he were Florentino Perez, Real Madrid’s president, he would issue himself with a new mega-deal as his current deal is set to end in 2018.
‘If I were the president of Real Madrid, I would give myself a 10-year contract. Right now I’m not thinking about anything else in my career, all I want is to retire at Real. This is the biggest club in the world and it should have the best players.’