When people repeatedly hit me, I would feel a sense of unfairness.
With his incredible attitude, with his incredible winning mentality, Cristiano Ronaldo is a unique player.
To associate my name with the United Nations is the best thing that could have happened to me.
I love Messi with the ball at his feet: he scores goals and does all the rest, too. But Cristiano’s numbers can’t be ignored. It’s a cruel comparison. Both of them deserve respect.
Barcelona has always had issues with Brazilian players: Neymar, Romario, Ronaldinho, and me. We were all treated badly by the club in the end, despite all our contributions and dedication.
It’d be best if Cristiano Ronaldo retired at Real Madrid and then worked at the club.
In Spain, the game’s a lot more open. They score a lot more goals. They play football more. Here in Italy, they are much more concerned with tactics and strategy, and sometime we don’t play football.
All good players are interesting.
My best teammate was Roberto Carlos.
I trained really badly during the first 10 years of my sporting career.
I had an injury in my leg, and everybody was talking about that. I decided to cut my hair and leave the small thing there. I come to training, and everybody saw me with bad hair. Everybody was talking about the hair and forgot about the injury. I could stay more calm and relaxed and focused on my training.
Paolo Maldini. He was tough, tough, every time we played against each other. And I played against him many times. He’s a very good friend.
At Real Madrid, there will always be people who score goals. They are a team and not a single player, no matter how much one appears more than another.
Teams are a collective expression.