A former Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel, has drawn media attention to himself after he weighed into the disagreement between Ronaldo and his former club Manchester United.
The ex Chelsea star, confirmed that Ronaldo has so much ego, and was never his favourite.
“I’ve never been a Ronaldo fan really,” Mikel Obi said in an interview with Dubai Eye.
“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.”
Mikel Obi blames Ronaldo for going all out in public against his employers, stressing that it’s ‘a horrible scenario’.
“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?
“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.”
Addressing whether Ronaldo’s interview had any dent on his image when likened to Manchester United fans, Obi said,
“I think a little bit, yeah.
“Even his fans as well right now, they don’t agree with the interview. It’s very hard to defend him.”