The 31 year old winger revealed that he and the  29 year old argentine is not friends and according to him England’ Ashely Cole is the one of the toughest defender that he ever faced .

The Portuguese star has deemphasized that sharpness of his rivalry with the Argentine Lionel Messi that as a player and as a person they respect each other but they are not friends.

Now in this modern football they are widely considered as the two best players of era, and in the last eight years they Ballon d'Or trophy was among them, they have subjugate the trophy for the past few years.

Peoples raise questions that who is the best player then the Portuguese star tell that he is adamant and there is no acerbity between them.

"There is a big mutual respect between myself and Messi," the 31-year-old told Coach Magazine. "The media like to make out like we have this big rivalry, but we don't.

"It is not like we are good friends, but there is a mutual respect on both sides."

In his carrier the three times Ballon d'Or winner has faced many tackle and many defenders throughout his life but according to him Ashely cole is the tough one to play against.

"Over the years I had some great battles with Ashley Cole, he does not give you a second to breathe," Ronaldo added.

"He was such a tenacious player when he was at his peak, quick, tough in the tackle. You knew it would never be an easy game."

And the 31 year old Real Madrid winger also praise about his compatriot and about his club team mate Pepe.

"Pepe is the team-mate I would want next to me in a war," he continued.

"Not only is he a fantastic defender, but he leaves nothing on the field. He gives everything."