Dani Alves insists he is not mentally ill and explains why Messi is better than Ronaldo
Dani Alves has always insisted that his former teammate Lionel Messi is the best in the world. But his comments have not always been welcomed by Cristiano Ronaldo fans.
But in a recent interview, the right-back said he wasn’t stupid and he also knew Ronaldo was phenomenal.
“Sometimes, words are twisted and don’t reach people in their intended way,” Alves told AS, as quoted by Goal.
“Do they think I’m an idiot or mentally ill? I’m not. Do they think I don’t know that Cristiano is a phenomenon? He is, but I think Messi has a little more influence on the game. Still, that doesn’t detract from Cristiano.
“I’m like Conor McGregor. Before going to battle, I won’t say that he’s a phenomenon. It’s part of the game.
“How to stop a player of his level, while respecting the rules? I’ve also taken elbows from him.
“But it’s part of the game. I’m not going to cry about it. What happens on the pitch stays on the pitch.”
Alves reached the Champions League final with Juventus where they faced Real Madrid. But the Italians were completely blown away by Los Blancos who won their 12th UCL title.