Cristiano Ronaldo has said he deserves to win more Ballon D’or awards than Lionel Messi. In a recent interview on ITV’s Cristiano Ronaldo Meets Piers Morgan, he opened up on a range of topics including his comparison with Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo said “Messi is a fantastic guy, a fantastic player. He’s in the history of football – but I think I have to have six or seven or eight to be above him. My relationship with him is, we are not friends, but we have shared this stage for 15 years. I have a good relationship with him and I know that he has pushed me to be a better player and I have pushed him to be a better player as well.”

The Portuguese said he knows he is one of the greatest ever in the history of the game. Ronaldo has won the trophy for the world’s best player five times, the same number as Messi, but he is not satisfied and said he wants to finish with at least one more trophy than the Argentine to prove he is the greatest ever.

The age-old debate continues to occupy conversations among pundits & fans alike. And it doesn’t seem it will end anytime soon. Do you think one of them winning more Ballon D’or award/s will settle it? Tell us in the comments section.