Cristiano Ronaldo: “I would like to be the one to checkmate Messi”

The portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo offered his first press conference within the framework of the Qatar 2022 World Cup and commented on various topicsincluding his relationship assuring that he would like to be the one to checkmate Messi.

“It would be nice, since it happened in chess, that it also happens in soccer,” he said between laughs. the Manchester United striker two days after an ad campaign for the brand came to light Louis Vuitton, in which the two greatest footballers of this century are sitting across from each other, playing a game of chess.

Regarding the Qatari event, CR7 commented that “I’m already recovered and ready to start the World Cup in the best way”.

“If I still have to prove at 37 years and eight months, I would worry, after what I have done and what I have won. Of course I have to show what I am year after year,” he said. the attacker, already overcome the digestive condition that separated him from the last friendly against Nigeria.

For him, his statements on ‘Talk TV’ against his current club, Manchester United, will not affect the team or the atmosphere in it towards the premiere in Qatar 2022 against Ghana. “All the players, all the staff, all the dressing room, they know me and they know how I am and how I think. They have known me since I was 11 years old. They will not be influenced by what they say or write,” warned the attacker, who explained the gesture with Bruno Fernandes that covered all television and social networks at the beginning of the concentration.

“My relationship with him is excellent,” he said. And she explained the scene: “His plane was late and I asked him if he had come by boat.” This situation was added to another that occurred when he grabbed Joao Cancelo to calm him down after a conflict in training with Joao Félix, due to a tackle on him by the Atlético de Madrid footballer.

“The environment of the selection is very good. There is no problem. The group is armored”, he remarked.

“There is no need to talk about me. The coach has already talked about all this,” the forward emphasized later.

“It will be my fifth World Cup, but the responsibility is the same as when I went to live in Lisbon when I was eleven years old. I always have responsibility. As a player, friend and father. It is part of my daily life. I like to have responsibility. The pressure is always the same. I’m able to take it,” he said.