Manchester United striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has slammed Ballon d’Or organiser and editor-in-chief of France Football Pascal Ferre, alleging that he lied about his rivalry with Lionel Messi and utilizing his identify to “promote his publication.”
Ferre informed the New York Times final week that Ronaldo’s solely profession ambition was to win extra awards than Messi.
Ronaldo is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner and has been nominated probably the most with a report 17 occasions however stays two behind Messi, who has received seven occasions.
The Argentine received this 12 months’s award, which took his tally to seven, however Ferre revealed Ronaldo is determined to prime his arch-rival, Messi.
‘Ronaldo has just one ambition and that’s to retire with extra Ballon d’Or than Messi and I do know as a result of he informed me,’ Ferre mentioned, through Marca.
But the Portuguese celebrity slammed Ferre’s claims and alleged that he had “lied”.
Ronaldo wrote: “Today’s final result explains why Pascal Ferre made statements final week, when he said that I confided in him that my solely ambition was to complete my profession with extra Ballons d’Or than Lionel Messi.
“Pascal Ferre lied, he used my identify to advertise himself and to advertise the publication he works for. It is unacceptable that the individual chargeable for awarding such a prestigious prize might lie on this manner, in absolute disrespect for somebody who has all the time revered France Football and the Ballon d’Or.
“And he lied once more in the present day, justifying my absence from the Gala with an alleged quarantine that has no motive to exist.
“I all the time wish to congratulate those that win, with the sportsmanship and honest play which have guided my profession since its starting, and I achieve this as a result of I’m by no means towards anybody.
“I all the time win for myself and for the golf equipment I signify, I win for myself and for many who love me. I do not win towards anybody.
“The largest ambition of my profession is to win nationwide and worldwide titles for the golf equipment I signify and for the nationwide crew of my nation.
“The largest ambition of my profession is to set a very good instance for all those that are or who wish to be skilled footballers. The largest ambition of my profession is to go away my identify written in golden letters within the historical past of world soccer.
“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…”