Cristiano Ronaldo has finally opens up to his ex-Real Madrid teammates that he regrets leaving Real Madrid to join Juventus because he believes he would have won this year’s Ballon d’Or, not Lionel Messi.
According to ABC, Ronaldo believes he would have added to his five Ballon d’Ors if he had stayed in Spain, with Luka Modric ended up winning the award last year and Lionel Messi claiming his sixth Ballon d’Or.
The 34-year-old left Madrid after nine seasons to join Juventus last season, and since then he has scored 37 goals in 61 appearances for the Italian side and won the Serie A and Italian Super Cup last season.
Despite that, Ronaldo who won the Ballon d’Or four times in five years, had to settle for second place finish in 2018 and third place in 2019.
This season, he scored six goals in his last five games for club and country, but will need to keep on going after Juventus succumbed to the first league defeat of the season against Lazio.
They will face Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Wednesday before taking on Udinese and Sampdoria in Serie A and will meet Lazio in the Italian Super Cup final on December 22.