- Antonio Cassano says Cristiano Ronaldo sent him messages earlier in the year after he branded the striker as ‘selfish’
- The former Inter Milan defender is well known to be vocal about his opinions and he seems not impressed about Ronaldo
- According to him, CR7 sent him a text message demanding respect, but he insists that he fears no one and not even the Pope
A former Italian star Antonio Cassano has disclosed that he fears no one in the game of football and not even Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, Daily Post reports.
Cassano revealed that Ronaldo sent him a text message demanding respect following his comments which seemed not to have gone down well with the striker.
The ex-Italian defender is known to be vocal about his opinion and back in February, Cassano branded Ronaldo as ‘selfish’.
“He doesn’t care if others score, he only lives to score himself. He doesn’t live for football, he lives for his own goals, it’s clear.”
He had said that Ronaldo is not even in the top five of the best players in football history after the player’s agent Jorge Mendes said he was the greatest of all time.
It was gathered that CR7 was not impressed about the opinion and sent messages to the former AC and Inter Milan defender.
Cassano on Christian Vieri’s Twitch channel"
“Cristiano Ronaldo, telling me that I need to have respect for him because of the trophies he’s won and the goals he’s scored.
“I’m not afraid, to tell the truth, I’ll face anyone; from the Pope to the last on this earth.
“I called Buffon and he confirmed that he gave my number to the press officer, who turned it over to Ronaldo so he could tell me he’s scored 750 goals and I only got 150.
“To him, I’d just say: dear Cristiano, you have everything. Be calm and relaxed. Take your example from Messi, he doesn’t give a da*n about anything or anyone.
“He sent me a message, honestly it’s the truth. Gigi Buffon knows it well, Gigi laughed about it. Chiellini knows too.”
Messi’s dad blasts Ronaldo over Ballon d’Or comments
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that following Cristiano Ronaldo’s comments over Lionel Messi winning the 2021 Ballon d’Or, the father of the former Barcelona captain has hit out at the Portuguese striker.
Messi’s father, Jorge, seems not impressed with Ronaldo who has backed claims that the PSG star stole the award from him and Bayern Munich Striker Robert Lewandowski.
CR7 snubbed the event on Monday night in Paris and his fiercest rival, Messi, was handed a seventh Ballon d’Or on the night.
Source: Sports Brief News