Portuguese sensation, Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his desire to have dinner together with his solitary parallel in the context of being great, Lionel Messi. Despite being on-field rivals and the bitterest ones, they share an amazing bond outside the field, which has been put on the screen multiple times whenever these two were seated next to each other in any grand event.
The world has always been polarized whenever it came to supporting these two legends and in the process, both the footballers have received love and hate than any other footballer has failed to match. Much to the surprise of the fans, these two stars aren’t inimical towards each other at all and the bond between them is sheer mutual respect for each other and a friendship that the G.O.A.T.s share amongst themselves.
The duo has shared ten Balon d’Or’s between themselves right since the beginning of their supreme reign in football in 2008. When Ronaldo was once interviewed after the Champions League draw in 2019, he stated, “We share the stage for 15 years, me and him. I don’t know if that’s ever happened in football; the same two guys on the same stage all the time. It’s not easy, as you know. And, of course, we have a good relationship. We’ve not had dinner together yet, but I hope in the future [we will].”
Despite being in two different leagues where the duo has minimal chances of meeting each other unless they clash in the hunt for champions in Europe. However, things may once again change as Messi has requested for a Barcelona exit after 17 years of a glittering career at Camp Nou.
Ronaldo also said in the interview, “Of course, I miss playing in Spain,” Ronaldo commented. “We’ve had that battle for the last 15 years, which is good – he pushed me and I pushed him as well. So, it’s good to be part of the history of football. I’m there and, of course, he is there as well.”
Only time shall tell whether the two Gods of football will ever cross path again but the love and respect that these two have gained over the years can never be replaced.