The Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo, who is currently playing for the Spanish giant Real Madrid has commented on the fact that he is yet to be congratulated by longstanding rival Lionel Messi, on winning The Best FIFA Men's Player 2016 award.
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The 31-year-old Portuguese forward has recently won his fourth Ballon d’Or after leading his national team to the EURO 2016 glory after leading the La liga giant Real Madrid to the champions league glory.
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And recently when the star striker Cristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo was asked if he had received a congratulatory message from Messi via a phone call or text message, Ronaldo confirmed he had not, adding that he always made an effort to congratulate his rival when he lifted the award.
As the Portugal captain told Spanish radio show El Larguero, as quoted by ESPN, "Are you joking? I don't have his number,"
"I congratulate him when people are there, he was not there today. So it is difficult to congratulate someone when you are not there.
"When he won other Ballon d'Or awards, I congratulated him. But he was not there today. Not just him, but all the Barca players.
"I understand they have a big game on Wednesday, but I obviously would have liked them to be there.
"I always do what the club say I should do. For example, I was at the (Ballon d'Or) awards every year. And if I am nominated in the years to come, I will be there too."