Cristiano explodes against ‘France Football’ for the Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo has exploded against France Football and more specifically against its editor-in-chief Pascal Ferré: “It is unacceptable that the person responsible for awarding such a prestigious award could lie in this way, in absolute disrespect to someone who has always respected France Football and the Ballon d’Or.” The Portuguese has responded to a statement from the journalist this weekend, in which he ‘accused’ the United player of his great ambition. “Ronaldo only has one ambition and that is to retire with more Ballon d’Or than Messi and I know it because he told me. It has nothing to do with money. It is only the trophy. Because having one is having a relationship in history.” In addition, he commented that the ‘7’ would not go to the gala because it was necessary to quarantine.

As well, Cristiano has published a letter on Instagram, responding roundly to the France Football journalist, whom he accuses of lying about that alleged quarantine and about those words, which according to Ronaldo’s testimony, he never said to Pascal Ferré. In addition, in contrast to the ambition that the editor of the magazine attributes to him, the ex-Madridista presents another perspective: “My greatest ambition in my career is to be a good example for all those who are or want to be professional footballers“.

This is Cristiano’s full response to Pascal Ferré:

Today’s outcome explains why Pascal Ferré’s statements last week, when he said that I trusted him that my only ambition was to finish my career with more Ballon d’Or than Lionel Messi. Pascal Ferré lied, he used my name to promote himself and promote the publication for which he works. It is unacceptable that the person responsible for awarding such a prestigious award can lie in this way, in absolute disrespect to someone who has always respected France Football and the Ballon d’Or. And he lied again today by justifying my absence from the Gala with a supposed quarantine that does not have to exist.

I always want to congratulate those who win, within the sportsmanship and fair play that have guided my career from the beginning, and I do so because I am never against anyone. I always win for myself and for the clubs I represent, I win for myself and for those who love me. I don’t beat anyone. The greatest ambition of my career is to win national and international titles for the clubs I represent and for the national team of my country. The greatest ambition of my career is to be a good example for all those who are or want to be professional footballers. The greatest ambition of my career is to leave my name written in gold letters in the history of world football.

I will finish by saying that my attention is already on the next Manchester United game and on everything that, together with my teammates and our fans, we can still achieve this season. The rest? The rest is just the rest …“.

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