“Lionel Messi Owes Me” – Cristiano Ronaldo


(Left to right) Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo arrive at the FIFA Ballon d'Or news conference

Prolific Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo and also a part-time interpreter: the Portugal international explained to reporters that he is still awaiting payment for translation services at the Ballon d’Or. Messi and Ronaldo shared the stage alongside Neymar at the Ballon d’Or presentation ceremony in Zurich, and the former Manchester United revealed that he had come to the Barcelona pair’s rescue.

“When we were up there on the stage neither Messi nor Neymar speaks English, and I was their translator,” he laughed.  I spoke with them later and told them not to forget to pay me later for the translation!”

Ronaldo affirmed that he now enjoys a better relationship with Lionel Messiand that any supposed tensions with the Barcelona man had thawed.

“We have become closer, we have always enjoyed a good relationship but perhaps in the last few years it has become a little closer,” he told reporters at the Bernabeu.

Good to know that their fictional rivalry is non-existent!