Lionel Messi said that he felt “very happy” for Cristiano Ronaldo after he saw the Portuguese star lead his country to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and pay per head sportsbooks all over the world are also delighted with what the player was able to accomplish.
Price per head services saw that on Tuesday, Portugal advanced to the tournament through the play-offs, and Ronaldo netted all four goals when his side defeated Sweden 4-2.
Pay per head sportsbooks learned that the Argentine forward, who on Wednesday picked up the 2013 European Golden Boot, said that he was happy to see Portugal reach the finals and praised Ronaldo.
“I was very happy for him when he scored those goals,” Messi said.
“It’s just great when the best teams compete in Brazil, and Cristiano has had a great scoring rate for many years.
“I don’t know if this is Cristiano’s best moment, but he is always there, scoring goals in all the games and playing his part for his club and his country. He has been like that for many years.
“Whether he is at his best, or a bit below that, there is almost no difference.”
Messi also spoke about his desire to win the World Cup, but pay per head sportsbooks saw that he highlighted Spain, Brazil, and Germany as the early favourites to win the tournament.
“Certainly, to win the World Cup is a dream for me, my team-mates and all of Argentina,” he added.
“We need to improve a couple of things, but there are still seven months until the tournament starts. Hopefully we can win there, but a lot of nations can do it.
“Germany have a great team loaded with many young players at a high level. I especially like Mesut Ozil.”
Messi, who is on the sidelines for eight weeks after he tore his hamstring earlier this month against Real Betis, also mentioned his intention to stay at Barcelona for the rest of his career.
Pay per head sportsbooks saw that there was speculation the 26-year-old could be tempted for a new challenge.
However, the player said: “My intention is to stay with Barcelona for good.
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“I am grateful if what they say is true and there are people interested. It makes you proud that they say such things. But my life is with Barcelona.”