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Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi: Real Madrid Striker Says He's Better Than Barcelona Star

Posted: Updated: 05/22/2012 8:50 am

Ronaldo Messi
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, during their quarter finals, first leg, Copa del Rey, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.

By Stefan Coerts, Goal.com

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he is growing weary of the comparisons with Barcelona's Lionel Messi as he feels that they cannot be put side by side because of their differences.

The Portugal international believes that both players do the best they can for their respective clubs, which allows them to push each other to new heights.

However, when pressed on the matter, the Portuguese attacker voiced his opinion that he is the better player of the two at this point.

"Sometimes it makes me tired," Ronaldo stated to CNN World Sport. "For him too because they compare us together all the time. You cannot compare a Ferrari with a Porsche because it's a different engine. You cannot compare them. He does the best things for Barcelona, I do the best things for Madrid, so everyone says, It's incredible. Just for him and for me because we beat our own record, so it's amazing.

"I think we push each other sometimes in the competition, this is why the competition is so high. This is why Madrid and Barcelona are the best teams in the world because everyone pushes each other. It's not about who is better. I just don't like to be compared with anybody. Some people say I'm better, other people say it's him, but at the end of the day, they're going to decide who is the best player at the moment, which I think is me."

Ronaldo netted 46 goals in La Liga this term, while Messi scored 50 in the Spanish top flight to claim the Pichichi.

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