It is no news to anyone that Cristiano Ronaldo is currently struggling in his soccer career. However, it is a surprise to see his Portugal teammates turning against him.
Cristiano Ronaldo fell off the pecking order in the last two years after his disastrous spell at Manchester United. The soccer player signed for Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr after his fall out with the English club.
The soccer player’s national team teammates have also lost their faith in his abilities. As they seem to choose Lionel Messi over their national team captain.
Your favourite squad?
João Felix 🗣️: “Neymar, Messi, Bernardo Silva and me.” 👏pic.twitter.com/yfxHgU3YBE
— Team Leo (@TeamLeo10i) May 19, 2023
Chelsea player Joao Felix was recently asked to make a team of his favorite players. The young player picked Lionel Messi over his once idol Cristiano Ronaldo. Felix shared, “Neymar, Messi, Bernardo Silva and me.” There was no mention of the Portuguese captain.
Ronaldo’s national team teammate Bernardo Silva revealed in a recent interview who he sees as the winner of the 2023 Ballon d’Or winner. The Portuguese made his feelings clear as to who he thinks would win the award this year.
Silva commented, “If Haaland wins the league and the Champions League, you can put him in the Ballon d’Or discussion, and you can also talk about Vini Jr. if Madrid wins the Champions League, but in general, it is between Messi and the winner of the champions.”
The Manchester City player further added, “And so far, I will give it to Messi.” The player even snubbed his Manchester City teammate Erling Haaland, who is having an amazing season and is continuing to break Premier League records.
Cristiano Ronaldo was angered by Bernardo Silva’s comments in an interview
Cristiano Ronaldo’s tally of five Ballon d’Or is the second most number of awards received by any soccer player. The player only comes second to Lionel Messi’s seven Ballon d’Or.
Bernardo Silva opened up about the player. The City player shared about Ronaldo’s reaction when the player used to lose out on these awards.
Silva revealed, “I was in the selection two or three times when he won it. We congratulate him and we talk. When he doesn’t win, we’re not happy too because he’s a player who really likes to be on top.
“He talks to people: ‘I thought I deserved a little more’, a really competitive player, who is into this type of thing. He likes to be on top a lot.”
No way Ronaldo already unfollowed Bernardo Silva on Instagram 😭😭 https://t.co/O2P6sr27AK pic.twitter.com/ZjqSCzL3yZ
— LM 🇦🇷⁷ (@Leo_messii_7) May 12, 2023
Eagle-eyed fans have spotted that Cristiano Ronaldo has unfollowed his Portuguese teammate Bernardo Silva on Instagram. However, it is a bit unclear as to if he even followed the Manchester City player in the first place.