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Messi, Ronaldo and the contrast in the national team

When going to the national team, while Cristiano Ronaldo was favored by his coach and teammates. Then Lionel Messi brought heavy pressure from Diego Maradona sunbaenim.

Messi and Ronaldo are the superstar duo contrasting in every way. Starting points of difference, personality, gameplay are not the same. And even the first time playing for the national team was the complete opposite.

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Portugal released the dream team when attending Euro 2004 at home. In addition to old names like Rui Costa, Ricardo Carvalho or Pauleta. They also own the three most talented players in the world: Luis Figo, Deco and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Deco is the key to Jose Mourinho’s Porto squad that has just ascended to the throne of the Champions League. Meanwhile, Ronaldo is still an emerging name in the national team.

Portugal’s coach at the time was Luiz Felipe Scolari. Like Alex Ferguson, the Brazilian tactician trusts Ronaldo. It was he who brought CR7 from a raw gem to a factor in the Seleccao squad.

During the time the home team prepared for Euro 2024, Scolari advocated close and Ronaldo training gently. Freitas also described the scene when the Brazilian military leader met Ronaldo for the first time. CR7 wears a cap, sunglasses and headphones.

“Like all teenagers, Ronaldo makes people feel he is the center of the world. He doesn’t care about the coach’s advice. For months, Scolari felt that there was a problem with the communication, ”said Jose Carlos Freitas.

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Scolari then encouraged Luis Figo to play a “silent teammate” during Ronaldo’s development. He wants the two players to supplement, support each other rather than compete fiercely. The number 7, a symbol in Portugal, has also been modified to suit both.

According to the writer Freitas, Figo played on the right and wore the number 7 shirt. Meanwhile, Ronaldo was awarded the number 17 shirt, symbolizing the No. 7 second, the second Figo.

Figo then treated Ronaldo like a teammate, a captain who taught only juniors. On the CR7 side, he admires Figo but also expresses his clear attitude that he will become a better star than his seniors. And of course, Figo knows that.

The call prevented Ronaldo and Messi from becoming teammates

What would be the history of world football if the top two superstars Ronaldo and Messi wore the same shirt? The scenario of excitement was ruined with a single phone call.

The journalist that is Guillem Balague has revealed details of how Cristiano Ronaldo almost became a Barcelona player in the summer of 2009. The Camp Nou team then believed the Portuguese striker could partner with Lionel Messi.

Many fans knew about the tacit agreement between Real and Ronaldo in 2008. Ramon Calderon wanted to buy CR7 in the summer of 2008, but was rejected by Manchester United.

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In April 2007, Ronaldo signed a new 5-year contract with United, thereby keeping him until the summer of 2012. However, a year later this striker intends to move to Real Madrid. Sir Alex Ferguson must fly from Manchester to Lisbon to persuade Ronaldo to accept to stay at Old Trafford for another season.

At the same time, Calderon decided to approach the player’s agent Jorge Mendes. And the parties create a contract. It is Real will have to pay Ronaldo 30 million euros in cash if not complying with the contract. In return, Ronaldo will be fined the same amount if he changes his mind not to move to the Bernabeu.

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In January 2009, Calderon unexpectedly resigned from his position as president of the Spanish Royal Club. The deal to buy Ronaldo is at risk of collapse after an urgent meeting of Real management later.

Eduardo thought that Real should spend 94 million euros at the time, investing in the local players. The chairman believes that if Real recruits Ronaldo in the next few months, the club’s finances could be at risk. Vicente Boluda, the interim president of Real then decided to halt all negotiations with Ronaldo and his agent.

The Valencia lawyer is willing to pay a € 30 million fine in the deal with Mendes to abandon the deal.