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Cristiano Ronaldo tells Piers Morgan he wants more Ballon d’Or than Messi before playing down France Football’s ‘lies’

CRISTIANO RONALDO told journalist and TV presenter Piers Morgan he wants to ‘win the most golden balls in football history’ in 2019.

Manchester United’s star is fuming with France Football after its editor Pascal Ferre stated Ronaldo revealed to him The only goal in his career is to win more Ballon d’Or than Messi.

Ronaldo told Piers Morgan in 2019 that he wanted to win more Ballon d'Or than Messi

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Ronaldo told Piers Morgan in 2019 that he wanted to win more Ballon d’Or than MessiCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Lionel Messi has now won seven Ballon d'Or - Ronaldo has five

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Lionel Messi has now won seven Ballon d’Or – Ronaldo has fiveCredit: Getty – Contributor

Ronaldo responded with a fiery statement on Instagram, saying Ferre ‘lie’ to ‘promote his publication’.

France Football is the organizer behind the awards night gathering many stars.

The five-time winner did not attend the ceremony that witnessed the arch-rival Messi receives his SEVENTH trophy, than Ronaldo two goals.

When asked by Morgan what record he wants to set before he retires, Ronaldo told ITV in 2019: “The most golden ball in the history of football.

“I’m going to like it and I think I deserve it. Messi is a great guy and a great player, but I think after I have six, seven or eight I’ll be ahead of him.”

After Ferre released his statement on what Ronaldo is said to have told him, the player himself released a rather heated statement on Instagram.


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The United star wrote: “Today’s results explain why Pascal Ferre’s statement last week when he said I confided in him my only ambition was to end my career. with more Ballon d’Or than Lionel Messi.

“Pascal Ferre lied, he used my name to promote himself and advertise the publication he worked for.

“It is unacceptable that the person responsible for presenting such a prestigious award could lie in this way, utterly disrespectful to someone who has always respected France Football and the Ballon d’Or.

“And today he lied again, justifying my absence from the Gala alleging being quarantined with no reason to exist.”

The biggest ambition in my career is to have my name written in golden letters in the history of world football.

Cristiano RonaldoAbout professional legacy

Ronaldo’s statement continued: “I always want to congratulate the winners who, in the spirit of sport and fair-play, have guided my career since its inception, and I do it because I am not never against anyone.

“I always win for myself and for the clubs I represent, I win for myself and for the people who love me. I don’t win against anyone.

“The biggest ambition in my career is to win national and international titles for the clubs I represent and for the national team in my country.

“The biggest ambition in my career is to be a shining example for everyone who is or wants to be a professional footballer.

“The biggest ambition in my career is to have my name written in golden letters in the history of world football.

“I will close by saying that my focus is on Manchester United’s next game and on everything that together with teammates and fans we can still achieve this season.

“The rest? The rest is just the rest…”

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