Lionel Messi remains “the best player in history” regardless of what Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo may say or do, claims Barcelona spokesman Josep Vives.
After landing the 2017 Ballon d’Or, Ronaldo boldly declared himself to be the greatest player of all-time.
“Respect to the Ballon d’Or and to Cristiano Ronaldo,” Vives, spokesman for Barca’s board of directors, said at a press conference.
“We have always considered him a great player and a great competitor.
“But here at the Camp Nou, we can see the best player in history every 15 days, which is Messi.”