Messi plays downs CR7 rivalry

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Ronaldo ended Messi’s run of Ballon d’Or titles this year, but the debate continues to rage on as to who the better player is.

The Argentine though, says he plays for the team and not personal glory, be it his ‘rivalry’ with Ronaldo or his place among the greats in the game.

“Competing with Cristiano? I don't feel like competing with him or anyone else. It's not about individual awards; I want to help my team."

Messi added: "I don't think about my place in football history. I just want to keep getting better and win trophies with my team." 

HAVE YOUR SAY: Who would you rather have in your team – Messi or Ronaldo?

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