Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to the comments made by Ballon d’Or organiser Pascal Ferre before the award ceremony.
Pascal Ferre reportedly said Ronaldo’s ambition is to win more Ballon d’Or than Lionel Messi.
“Pascal Ferre lied, he used my name to promote himself and to promote the publication he works for,” Ronaldo, who has won the award five times, said in an Instagram post on Monday.
“I always win for myself and for the clubs I represent, I win for myself and for those who love me. I don’t win against someone,” added the Portugal forward.
“The biggest ambition of my career is to leave my name written in golden letters in the history of world football.”
Lionel Messi was named the 2021 Ballon d’Or player of the year on Monday.
Robert Lewandoski finished second in the poll.