Rio Ferdinand explains how Lionel Messi serves as motivation for Cristiano Ronaldo.


Cristiano Ronaldo is inspired by the tiniest of details. Even pundits picking Lionel Messi over the Portuguese, according to Rio Ferdinand, is enough to drive the Juventus star.

Lionel Messi has long been an admirer of Gary Lineker’s, and the Argentine has been dubbed “The Greatest Of All Time.” The former England striker feels Barcelona great Lionel Messi is miles ahead of everyone else in the game, and he is right. The BBC commentator chose Lionel Messi above Cristiano Ronaldo in a recent interview, saying:

“[Kylian] Mbappe is already a global celebrity who is most likely to fill [Cristiano] Ronaldo’s shoes, but not [Lionel] Messi’s, because he can do things that others simply cannot.”

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