Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi are two of the most successful footballers in modern era but it was a huge shock when the Portuguese revealed that he would like to have dinner with the Argentina in future.
Both five-time Ballon d’Or winners were nominated for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award which was eventually won by Dutch and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. The Portuguese claimed that he has a good relationship with Messi but they’ve never had dinner together.
Speaking at the event, Ronaldo said: “I was curious because we shared this stage for 15 years me and him. I don’t know if that has ever happened in football, the same two guys on the stage at the same time, so it’s not easy.
“Of course we have a good relationship, we have not had dinner together yet but I hope in the future.
“Of course I miss playing in Spain, we had that battle the last 15 years, which was good. He pushed me and I pushed him as well, so it’s good to be part of history of football. I am there and of course he is there as well.”http://
Leo #Messi and van Dijk shakes hands after Leo receives his award with Ronaldo in the middle.
— Leo Messi 🐐 (@LeoCuccittini10) August 29, 2019
Ronaldo’s Juventus were drawn in Group D of the UEFA Champions League alongside Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow while Messi’s Barcelona are in Group F with Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Slavia Prague.