Former Super Eagles of Nigeria captain, John Obi Mikel says he doesn’t fancy clubless Cristiano Ronaldo because of the former Manchester United man’s excessive ego.
Newsbreak.ng reports that Ronaldo, 37, is currently a free agent after his contract was terminated by Manchester United over a damning interview he granted.
“I’ve never been a Ronaldo fan really,” Obi Mikel told Dubai Eye in an interview.
“For me, when a player has so much ego, I don’t really get it. He’s never been one of my favourite players and that’s why I always go for Messi really.”
Speaking further, the Chelsea legend believes Ronaldo’s exit from United could have been avoided.
“I mean, if someone comes out and gives such an interview, what makes you think, if he signs for your club in January, he won’t do the same?” he asked.
“So, I mean, every club is going to be aware of that… but listen, he is Cristiano Ronaldo; he’s one of the greatest players ever to have played the game. I think he’s going to get another club in January and continue his football career.
“But for me, it’s just a horrible scenario, he’s done so much for the club, and to see it end this way, it’s just horrible.
“On his part really, I would say that interview shouldn’t have been done, wrong timing as well.”
“It’s just not right. It doesn’t look right for such a player that has achieved so much in the game.”