Cristiano Ronaldo is Tired of Being Compared to Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo is Tired of Being Compared to Lionel Messi

Earlier this year, Lionel Messi won the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or title for the third year in a row. That's right—the third year in a row. So, Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the Ballon d'Or back in 2008, thinks it's time for someone else to get a turn to be named the best soccer player in the world. And, during an interview with France Football recently, he revealed who he'd vote for if he had any say.

"I'd vote for myself," he said, not surprisingly. "I am what I am and I'm happy with that. Being humble isn't good. In Portugal, we say that too much humility is vanity."

Ronaldo also talked about how he's grown tired of constantly being compared to Messi.

"[The rivalry between us] is a question of the media," he said. "We constantly face it to sell more papers and improve television audiences. The truth is I'm a little tired of it. It's a little heavy but I'm used to it. I don't like to compare myself with others. Messi and I are different, that's for sure."

Our advice for him? Deal with it. At least you're being compared with a guy who has been named player of the year three times in a row, right? Things could be way worse, man. So, deal with it.

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[via ESPN FC]

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