Setting a record for the Golden Ball, Lionel Messi unexpectedly talked about C. Ronaldo

After winning the 2023 Golden Ball, Messi gave an interview with L’Équipe. In it, El Pulga sharedaout C. Ronaldo and many other issues.

After winning the 2023 Golden Ball, Messi has extended the record for receiving this award when there were 8 times honored, far ahead of the second ranked C. Ronaldo three times. The new Portuguese superstar won 5 Golden Balls in history.

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Messi admits he and C. Ronaldo had a sports battle.

In an interview with L’Équipe, Messi mentioned his relationship with C. Ronaldo. The Argentinian striker said: “That’s just a mere sports battle. Suy for the same, that’s good for development.

We make every effort to overcome each other and promote each other’s development. C. Ronaldo always wants to beat everyone and win every title. We had great competition time. Fans Soccer Also enjoy this confrontation.

I think what we do is admirable. Successful picking has been difficult but keeping the peak is harder than doubling. We were together to head world for 10-15 years. It is difficult to maintain competition for so long. Unbelievable. We had a beautiful memory with football lovers”.

Sharing the record for the Golden Ball, Messi said: “I think that depends in part on my psychology. Simply, I never wanted to stop but always try to train hard and achieve more success.

I always say I’m the one who likes to win and doesn’t want to be a loser. I always try to play and devote myself. Football is a sport I’ve been passionate about since I was little. I have devoted everything to this sport”.

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Messi admits to devoting everything to football (Image: Getty).

Messi won the first Golden Ball title in 2009 (when he was 22 years old). Talking about emotions for the first time honored 14 years ago, El Pulga said: “It is special. You always have a special feeling when you first receive a noble award. I remember like printing the first time I received the prize.

Back then, the awards ceremony was just a TV show. It is not as grand as the gala. I went to Paris with my brothers. Not many people attend the awards ceremony like now”.

Messi admits the Golden Ball is no longer a priority for him at this time. Superstar No. 10 added: “The truth is I’ve stopped thinking about the Golden Ball for a long time. I said before that it was not my top priority. Now, I give less priority to this title after having won everything in my career.

I think this is my last Golden Ball of my career. I was happy to look back on my career full of success and become the first player to win 8 Golden Balls. I am extremely happy”.

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Messi insists he was satisfied when he won every career title (Image: Getty).

Identifying the candidate for the Golden Ball in the future, Messi said: “I think there will be many players who have a chance to win this title. I can for example a few names like Haaland, Mbappe and Vinicius Jr. They will have to compete with many other stars.

Lamine Yamal, who showed influence in Barcelona from a very young age, will soon join this race. World football has a lot of good players. Therefore, I think in the near future there will be many players coming to light”.

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