Cristiano Ronaldo has now revealed the different between he and his main rival for more than a decade now, Lionel Messi.
The Portuguese superstar says winning the Champions League with different clubs is what sets him apart from his Argentine rival who has long been with Spanish giants, Barcelona.
Ronaldo who currently plies his trade in Italy with Juventus has lifted five UEFA Champions League, one of them coming at Manchester United and the other four during his time at Real Madrid.
The Portuguese edges his main rival, Messi with one with the Argentine having won four, all with Barcelona. Messi, 32, has also not picked up the award since the last time he lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy in 2015.
Ronaldo, 33, speaking in the latest DAZN documentary has passed a comment on the age-long debate of who is the better player between himself and the Barcelona legend.
“The difference with Messi is that I played for several clubs and won the Champions League with different clubs,” said the 33 year old.
Ronaldo said he was one of only a few top echelon group of players who have won five Champions Leagues
“I was top scorer in the Champions League six seasons in a row. There aren’t many players who won five Champions League trophies, so this is why I feel that I can identity myself with this tournament.
“Messi is an excellent player who will be remembered not just for his Ballon d’Or wins, but also for having improved – like me – year after year.
“I wake up every morning with the idea in my head of training with the objective of achieving something more, not just to earn money.
“Thank God, I don’t lack money, so what I want to earn is a place in the history of football.”