Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo has stated that he should have been announced as the winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or which was won by Real Madrid star Luka Modric.
Since the year 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominated the Ballon d’Or award before Croatia international Luka Modric ended their dominance.
Ronaldo finished as second best behind Luka Modric whom they both won the 2017/18 Champions League title together at Real Madrid.
The former Manchester United star has scored 45 goals in 48 games for club and country so far in 2018 and in April, he broke the record for scoring in the most consecutive Champions League games.
“I think I deserve to win the Ballon d’Or every year. I work for that, but if I do not win, it’s not the end of the world.
“The numbers do not lie, but do not think that I’m less happy if I do not win.
“I have fantastic friends and I have family, I play in one of the best clubs, do you think I’ll go home and cry?
“I am disappointed but life goes on and I will still work hard.
“Congratulations to Modric, he deserves it, but next year we will see each other again and I will do everything to be still there,” Ronaldo told Italian newspapers.