CRISTIANO RONALDO wants to return his Ballon d’Or award as he feels Lionel Messi deserves the accolade more.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not known for his humility and Mundo Deportivo have decided to mock the 32-year-old with their story based on this month’s earlier events.
Ronaldo won five titles with Los Blancos in 2017, including last season’s Champions League and La Liga.
But this season he has struggled to find form and after last week’s humiliating 3-0 defeat to Barca in El Clasico, Ronaldo told his team-mates he wanted to return the award.
Would Cristiano Ronaldo ever consider giving up his Ballon d’Or trophy to Lionel Messi.
The completely made-up quote claimed Ronaldo said: “I rushed saying that I am the best in history, the whole planet has witnessed once again that the best is Messi.
“The most just thing is that I return the ball, I do not deserve it,”
His family, friends and team-mates all urged Ronaldo to reconsider but Ronaldo felt the right thing was to return the award to the director of France Football.
Lionel Messi’s 15 goals in La Liga this season sees Barcelona 14 points clear of Real Madrid
Ronaldo has netted just four La Liga goals this season compared to Messi’s 15.Madrid sit fourth in the table and trail leaders Barca by 14 points.