Cristiano Ronaldo teammate judges CR7 as more demanding than Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, two of the greatest to grace the soccer pitch, have consistently spurred each other and those around them on the path of success. These two legends boast a combined total of 13 Ballon d’Or awards, with Lionel Messi securing his eighth in a recent victory over fierce contenders.

Cristiano Ronaldo has maintained a string of successes, including his latest feat as the most searched athlete in Google history. Francisco Trincao, Ronaldo’s Portugal teammate, provides insight into both players’ intense desire to win, noting that Ronaldo is particularly demanding.

Francisco Trincao’s take on whether Ronaldo or Messi is more demanding

Francisco Trincao acknowledges that both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi constantly exhibits a “win at all costs” mentality, but he points out that the Portuguese star is slightly more demanding in this regard.

Having amassed a huge number of 13 Ballon d’Or awards between them, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, two all-time greats, have surpassed all opposition and reached the pinnacle of the game. Their success is attributed to their unwavering commitment to expecting the best from themselves and their teammates. As a matter of fact, they have testified to pushing each other up the ladder of success.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Furthermore, leading by example, they establish the highest standards but are not hesitant to hold their teammates accountable if they perceive a decline in collective performance levels.

Trincao belongs to the special category of players who have the opportunity of sharing the pitch with two of the world’s greatest footballers. He has worked with both Messi at Barcelona and Ronaldo in the Portugal national team. When questioned about who is more demanding, he shared with Betano, “Both are very demanding. Maybe Cristiano seems a bit more demanding, but they both want to win at all costs.”

Trincao, currently at Ronaldo’s first club, Sporting, had a challenging initiation when he joined Barcelona from Braga in 2020. Reflecting on being in the company of players like Messi and Gerard Pique at Camp Nou, he expressed, “It’s always a shock because we’re not used to it… They are players that I grew up watching play, and it ends up being quite a shock, but they have always treated me well, and I have adapted naturally. They end up being normal people.”

Cristiano Ronaldo wears Minnie Mouse headband

We hardly get a glimpse of CR7’s personal life, and this time, it was something out of the ordinary.

The Al-Nassr star was captured on video joyfully doing a kickabout at his residence, accompanied by his two sons, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. and Mateo. His daughter Bella then presented him with a Minnie Mouse headband, which Ronaldo happily adorned before resuming the game. Notably, Mateo sported a Paris Saint-Germain jersey with Kylian Mbappe’s name while actively participating.

The videographer at this gleeful event was Ronaldo’s partner Georgina Rodriguez who captured the entirety of the adorable scene. She subsequently shared the video on her Instagram account with the caption, “Sabado,” translating to ‘Saturday.’

Cristiano Ronaldo

This weekend event further contributed to Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent efforts to spend quality time with family, as he recently did with Georgina on a trip to the Saudi Arabian city of Al-Ula.

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