Ronaldo reveals player that will beat him, Messi to Ballon d'Or prize

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The 33-year-old ended up staying at Real - leading them to a third straight Champions League title.

"I don't have any kind of negative view. I've never seen and nor do I think I will ever see someone with Messi's consistency", per Cadena Cope, translation courtesy of ESPN.

"He's very focused on what the national team are doing and being able to help Portugal".

Iniesta has faced Ronaldo many times in El Clasico, knowing exactly what the five-time Ballon d'Or victor has to offer for club and his country. We are becoming more independent of great players'.

"It's perfectly normal, however Portugal were the champions of Europe because of the group, not its individuals".

La Roja begin their quest to regain the world's most prestigious footballing trophy when they tackle Cristiano Ronaldo and Matchday 1 of Group B. It would not make much sense.

The European champions play their Iberian neighbours in the 2014 Winter Olympics host city Sochi in the opening match for both nations Friday.

Fernandes highlighted Andres Iniesta as one of their key components, but he is content the talent at Portugal's disposal is sufficient.

The Spanish giants also feel uncomfortable with the ongoing situation with their star player, which is why the club have reached out in search of an agreement to solve all the issues between both parties.

Portugal will get their World Cup campaign underway against Spain with Morocco and Iran next in line.