Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has declared himself the best player in the world over Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo has emerged two times winner of the Ballon d’Or prize and has also maintained form for the La Liga team.

When questions about the achievements of his competitor, the Argentine forward, Lionel Messi who has been the favourite for the next award after winning the Treble with Barcelona was put to the portugal captain, he said that his rival achievements does not bother him.

“If you look back over my past eight years, I’ve always been at the peak; and that is difficult. Name me someone else who has done it? After that, being No.1 or No.2 is a matter of small details, such as if you win trophies or not.

“Perhaps for you, Messi is the best; in my head, I am the best – and everyone should think that about ourselves. That is why I have been able to achieve so much in my career.

“It was hard for me to watch Messi picking up several Ballon d’Ors. I’d be thinking, ‘Why should I go to the gala?’”