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Cristiano Ronaldo speaks on wanting more Ballon d’Or awards than Lionel Messi.

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Cristiano Ronaldo speaks on wanting more Ballon d’Or awards than Lionel Messi.The Manchester United star-forward slammed Pascal Ferré, the France Football editor for lying, moments after the diminutive Paris St. Germany superstar bagged his Ballon d’Or for the record seventh time.

“Ronaldo has only one ambition and that is to retire with more Ballon d’Or [awards] than Messi. I know because he has told me.”, said Ferre to the New York Times.

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Ronaldo has since set the record straight and confronted Ferre, while accusing him of lying. The Portuguese forward allege that the head of France Football was using his name in a promotional move to popularise himself and his publication. Ronaldo also stated that he is not in competition against anyone individually, rather his biggest motivation is to win for himself, trophies for his club and the Portuguese nation.

“Today’s outcome explains the comments by Pascal Ferré last week, when he stated that I confided in him that my only ambition was to finish my career with more Ballon d’Or than Lionel Messi.

 

“Pascal Ferré lied and used my name to promote himself and to promote the publication that he works for. It’s unacceptable for the person responsible for handing out such a prestigious award to lie in this way and to show disrespect to someone who has always respected France Football and the Ballon d’Or. He lied again today to justify my absence from the ceremony due to an alleged quarantine that has no reason to exist.

“I always congratulate whoever wins, in tandem with the sportsmanship and fair play that have underpinned my career since the start and I do that because I’m never against anyone. I always win for myself and for the clubs that I represent. I win for myself and for those who love me. I don’t win against anyone.”

“My biggest ambition in my career is to win trophies at club and international level, for the clubs that I play for and my national team. My biggest ambition in my career is to set a good example for everyone who is or wants to be a professional footballer. My biggest ambition in my career is to have my name written in gold in world football history.

“I’ll finish up by saying that my focus is already on Manchester United’s next game and everything that we can still achieve this season alongside my teammates and our fans. As for the rest, the rest is just that…”

The Red Devils will be in action tomorrow against Arsenal and how Ronaldo will respond on the pitch is yet to be seen.