Cristiano Ronaldo hits out at Ballon d’Or chief’s ‘LIES’ after Pascal Ferre claimed that his career ambition is to finish with more wins than Lionel Messi, as Man United star insists: ‘I win for myself and my teams. I’m never against anyone’ 

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo hits back at claims he wanted to win more than Messi
  • He said Ballon d’Or chief Pascal Pere’s remarks were a ‘lie’

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Cristiano Ronaldo has issued a fiery statement attacking Ballon d’Or chief Pascal Ferre’s claims that his career ambition was to end his playing days with more awards than his rival Lionel Messi – those On accusing him of lying.

Ronaldo was absent from Monday night’s awards ceremony – run by the publication France Football – and the Manchester United star sent a lengthy reply to Ferre’s comments to the New York Times that he always had Messi in the midst of their bitter rivalry to win. year hour.

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Ferre said: ‘Ronaldo has only one ambition and that is to retire with more Ballon d’Ors than Messi and I know because he told me.’

Messi has a long-standing rivalry with Ronaldo to win the coveted award
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Cristiano Ronaldo rebuked Ballon d’Or chief Pascal Ferre for claiming the forward’s only career goal was to end with more wins than Lionel Messi (right).

He said that Phere(R) - who runs the annual awards - had lied to promote himself and the ceremony.

He said that Phere(R) – who runs the annual awards – had lied to promote himself and the ceremony.

But the player hit back at that claim, saying that Ferre had used his name to promote his name, his publication and ceremony – insisting that he wins for himself and his clubs and was the goal of his career. Have an impact on the game, win more and more trophies and leave an example for the youth.

He wrote on Instagram, ‘Today’s results explain Pascal Ferre’s statements last week, when he said I told him that my only ambition was to finish my career with more Golden Balls than Lionel Messi.

‘Pascal Ferre lied, he used my name to promote himself and the publication he works for.

‘It is unacceptable that the person responsible for awarding such a prestigious award could lie in such a way, in complete disrespect to someone who has always respected France football and the Ballon d’Or.

Ronaldo said the comments were 'unacceptable' and showed 'absolute disrespect' to him

Ronaldo said the comments were ‘unacceptable’ and showed ‘absolute disrespect’ to him

‘And he lied again today, justifying my absence from the gala with an alleged quarantine that has no reason.

‘I always want to congratulate those who win within the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play, who have guided my career from the very beginning, and I do so because I am never up against anyone.

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

‘The biggest ambition of 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 of my career is to be a good example to all who are or want to be a professional footballer.

He said that the only goal of his career was to win the trophy, make an impact on the game and set an example for the young players.

He said that the only goal of his career was to win the trophy, make an impact on the game and set an example for the young players.

Messi is the favorite to overtake rival Ronaldo in the prize and win it for the seventh time

Messi is the favorite to overtake rival Ronaldo in the prize and win it for the seventh time

‘The biggest ambition of my career is to write my name in golden letters in the history of world football.’

Ronaldo said he is now focused on doing well for his club Manchester United despite some difficult recent games and individual form and believes he can still achieve success this season.

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

‘The rest? The rest is just…’

Ronaldo's comments come during difficult times for his club amid poor league form recently

Ronaldo’s comments come during difficult times for his club amid poor league form recently

Messi is the favorite to win the prize on Monday night and faces competition from Mohamed Salah, Robert Lewandowski to win it – as well as perennial rival Ronaldo.

Ronaldo’s comments come amid a turbulent season since returning to Old Trafford this summer.

He didn’t score for three matches in the Premier League and was knocked out in a 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Sunday – anger stormed through the tunnel the entire time. His incoming boss Ralph Rangnik is set to bring his intensive gegenpress system to the team, which could leave a question mark over Ronaldo’s place.

Five years ago – the 37-year-old was called ‘too old’ by Rangnik – and the coach likes players who can outdo their opponents for most of the game.

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