Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he wish to ‘checkmate’ rival Lionel Messi by cementing his legacy as the best soccer participant of all time.
- Ronaldo reveals plan to ‘checkmate’ Messi
- Confirms want to complete as biggest ever
- Two got here collectively for iconic photoshoot
WHAT HAPPENED? Two of the sport’s biggest ever gamers got here collectively and confronted off over a chessboard to assist produce an promoting marketing campaign for designer model Louis Vuitton forward of the World Cup. Pitting the 2 trailblazers collectively, Ronaldo spoke on the shoot and mentioned he wished to take the rivalry additional.
WHAT HE SAID: Speaking forward of what’s set to be each Ronaldo and Messi’s ultimate World Cup, the 37-year-old mentioned: “It is going to be my fifth World Cup, I am centered and intensely assured that it’ll go properly.
“We’re doing checkmate in life, not simply in chess,” He added, referring to the photoshoot: “Let’s examine. It could be good. Because it occurred in a chess sport, in soccer it could be extra.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Ronaldo and Messi have spent the final decade after which some frequently elevating the bar and pushing one another to unfathomable new heights on the soccer pitch, every smashing information in a bid to be remembered as the sport’s biggest ever participant. Neither has gained the World Cup, although, and bowing out with soccer’s high prize may very well be key to cementing that legacy.
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WHAT NEXT FOR RONALDO? Whereas away with Portugal, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has all of his deal with attempting to assist them carry the World Cup for the primary time ever. Past that, his future in membership soccer stays unsure following his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.