The Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has praised the tensions between him and the Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the match between the two clubs by saying that Lionel Messi is a much better player than the Portuguese international. The competition between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is well-known, and the Argentine Carlos Tevez has done his bit in order to wound up the Portuguese international of this crucial match. Even with two victories in the remaining two matches of the group stage, City will not be able to qualify for the last 16 stage of the Champions League.

Tevez has said that any player will have the right to think that he is the best in the world when he scores almost 40 goals per season. Ronaldo has been one of the best strikers for Real Madrid in recent years, as he has been able to create a record by being the fastest player to score 100 goals for the club. He made the £ 80 million move to the Spanish club back in 2009 and this will be the first time he will be playing in the City of Manchester since leaving Old Trafford. Tevez has played alongside Cristiano Ronaldo when the two were at United.

“I think it is only right if Cristiano does believe he is the best in the world. Any guy who gets 37-40 goals a season has a right to believe that. Anyone who can do that is going to be one of the best — no doubt. But if you push me I am always going to go on the side of Messi. Cristiano is one of the best. He does not seem to feel pressure. He will not feel pressure just because he is back in Manchester,” said Tevez ahead of the match.