Speaking in the latest DAZN documentary ‘The Making Of’, the 33-year-old discusses the ongoing debate of who is the better player out of the two.
Ronaldo has lifted the Champions League on five separate occasions throughout his career, once with Manchester United in 2008 and four times with Real Madrid.
All of Messi’s European triumphs, four in total, have come as a Barcelona player.
“The difference with Messi is that I played for several clubs and won the Champions League with different clubs,” said Ronaldo.
“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.”
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