Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said that top players in the world motivate him to be better every year.
The Real Madrid star who is the favorites to win 2017 Ballon d’or after helping the capital based club to a League and Champions league double revealed this during his visit to China.
The Portugal international says that “healthy” competition with the Barcelona duo and other elite players is what makes him strive for more.
The Real Madrid forward said when asked what other player or players make him the best:
“To mention one is hard, but the level that I am is like in other sports: Formula One, NBA, Boxing, the best players always follow the best players.
They want to be in the top of the game because the other ones are there. You cannot rest or sleep because the other ones will pass you.
Of course, we fight with everyone, with Neymar, with Messi, [Robert] Lewandowski, [Gonzalo] Higuain, with the best players in the world. This is not “fighting” but it’s healthy. We fight to be the best.
It’s my motivation, to be better than them, year after year.”