Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has heaped praises on Lionel Messi saying he enjoys watching the Barcelona forward play.
Ronaldo and Messi, the world’s two best players, have won the Ballon d’Or for the past nine years between them and they are also the favourite to claim this year award
The Portuguese skipper, whose team will face off against Italian giant, Juventus in the Champions League final on Saturday, said Messi was among those he enjoyed seeing play.
“I like to see all good players and Messi is one of them. He is a player,” Ronaldo told Fox Sports Argentina.
“I really enjoy seeing him on the pitch and all the great players.”
The 32-year-old said he had a decent relationship with Messi, although he disliked the constant comparisons.
“Whenever I’m with him, I have a very good relationship with Messi,” Ronaldo said.
“It’s not that I go to his house and eat together. He is not a friend, but I consider him a companion by profession and not a rival because I don’t like it, like comparisons.