Cristiano Ronaldo will not be at the gala Golden Ball this Monday and explained his motives with a publication in which he leaves no one indifferent and directly attacks the editor of France Football, Pascal Ferré, after he affirmed that the only ambition of the current player of the Manchester United was to end his sports career with more awards than Leo Messi.
In a statement shared through social networks, Cristiano explains himself sharply. «Today’s result is explained by Pascal Ferré’s statements last week when he stated that I trusted him that my only ambition was to finish my career with more Ballon d’Or than Lionel Messi».
«Pascal Ferré lied, he used my name to promote himself and promote the publication for which he works. It is unacceptable that the person responsible for awarding such a prestigious award could lie in this way, in absolute disrespect for someone who has always respected France Football and the Ballon d’Or. And he lied again today, justifying my absence from the Gala with a supposed quarantine that does not have to exist, ”says Cristiano minutes before the start of the gala.
“I always want to congratulate those who win, within the sportsmanship and fair play that have guided my career from the beginning, and I do so because I am never against anyone. I always win for myself and for the clubs I represent, I win for myself and for those who love me. I don’t beat anyone », he highlights.
Ronaldo highlights his ambitions in this final stretch of his sporting career and affirms that they go far beyond winning another Ballon d’Or. “The greatest ambition of my career is to win national and international titles for the clubs I represent and for the national team of my country. The greatest ambition of my career is to be a good example for all those who are or want to be professional footballers. The greatest ambition of my career is to leave my name written in gold letters in the history of world football ».
«I will end by saying that my attention is already on the next Manchester United game and in all that, together with my teammates and our fans, we can still achieve this season. The rest? The rest is just the rest… », the Portuguese concludes.