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Cristiano Ronaldo slams Ballon d’Or organiser for “lying” that his “only ambition is to finish his career with more Ballon d’Or trophies than rival Lionel Messi”

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Manchester United striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has slammed Ballon d’Or organiser and editor-in-chief of France Soccer Pascal Ferre, alleging that he lied about his rivalry with Lionel Messi and utilizing his title to “promote his publication.”

 

Ferre advised the New York Occasions 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 essentially the most with a document 17 occasions however stays two behind Messi, who has received seven occasions. 

 

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The Argentine received this yr’s award, which took his tally to seven, however Ferre revealed Ronaldo is determined to high 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 advised me,’ Ferre mentioned, by way of Marca.

 

However the Portuguese celebrity slammed Ferre’s claims and alleged that he had “lied”.

 

Ronaldo wrote: “Right this moment’s consequence explains why Pascal Ferre made statements final week, when he acknowledged that I confided in him that my solely ambition was to complete my profession with extra Ballons d’Or than Lionel Messi.

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“Pascal Ferre lied, he used my title to advertise himself and to advertise the publication he works for. It’s unacceptable that the particular person chargeable for awarding such a prestigious prize might lie on this approach, in absolute disrespect for somebody who has at all times revered France Soccer and the Ballon d’Or.

 

“And he lied once more at present, justifying my absence from the Gala with an alleged quarantine that has no purpose to exist.

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“I at all times wish to congratulate those that win, with the sportsmanship and truthful play which have guided my profession since its starting, and I achieve this as a result of I am by no means towards anybody.

 

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“I at all times win for myself and for the golf equipment I signify, I win for myself and for individuals who love me. I do not win towards anybody.

 

“The most important ambition of my profession is to win nationwide and worldwide titles for the golf equipment I signify and for the nationwide group of my nation.

“The most important ambition of my profession is to set a great instance for all those that are or who wish to be skilled footballers. The most important ambition of my profession is to depart my title written in golden letters within the historical past of world soccer.

 

“I’ll finish by saying that my focus is already on Manchester United’s subsequent recreation and on every part that, along with my team-mates and our followers, we are able to nonetheless obtain this season. The remaining? The remaining is simply the remaining…”

 

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