Ryan Giggs: Cristiano Ronaldo is obsessed with being better than Lionel Messi

Ryan Giggs: Cristiano Ronaldo is obsessed with being better than Lionel Messi

Ryan Giggs: Cristiano Ronaldo is obsessed with being better than Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo's blockbusting move to Juventus was not enough to keep Lionel Messi off the agenda on his first day with his new employers.

"I'm different from other players who think their careers are over when they're my age", said the 33-year-old Portugal captain.

Ronaldo had hinted that his time with Real was up after defeating Liverpool in the Champions League final back in May. I don't like to sit and look at my successes.

"But I have to focus on this next step". "I need to work hard because the Champions League is not easily won". I learned a lot from you, your dedication is the most unusual thing I ever saw in an athlete. I'm ambitious and like challenges, and I don't like to be in my comfort zone - I hope to go down in history for Juventus as I did for Manchester and Real. I'm grateful to all the fans but this is a new challenge in my life. "I want to leave my mark on Juve".

Ronaldo has ended his nine-year association with Real Madrid in favour of a move to Turin, where he is expected to pocket €30 million per season. I'm excited. I'll try to do my best as always and I'm looking forward to trying to do my best and winning every title.

"I know that competition will be harsh but we must be very calm and concentrate". I am very pleased with this challenge. There is a chance, but we will fight for all trophies. I hope I can give the best response on the field during matches, that's what I can do. Manchester [United] did not want to sell him and it was very hard.

Ronaldo who had been holidaying in Greece after exiting the World Cup, returned to Madrid on Friday to say goodbyes to friends and staff of Real Madrid. I thank Juve for the great opportunity they have given me.

Calderon, who was responsible for luring Ronaldo to the Santiago Bernabeu from Manchester United in 2009, added: "Selling Cristiano is not good news, either for 100 million or a billion".

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