Chelsea legend John Obi Mikel has claimed he has never been a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo due to his huge ego.
“I’ve never been a Ronaldo fan really. For me, when a player has so much ego, I don’t really get it. He’s never been one of my favourite players and that’s why I always go for Messi really,” he said in an interview with Dubai Eye.
When asked about the problem the former Manchester United star poses to other manager’s dressing room, Mikel said:
“Definitely, I mean if someone comes out and give such an interview, what makes you think, if he signs for your club in January he won’t do the same?
“So, I mean every club is going to be aware of that….but listen he is Cristiano Ronaldo, he’s one of the greatest players to ever have played the game. I think he’s going to get another club in January and continue his football career.
“But for me, It’s just a horrible scenario, he’s done so much for the club, and to see it end this way, it’s just horrible. On his part really, I would say, that interview shouldn’t have been done, wrong timing as well.
“It’s just not right. It doesn’t look right for such a player that has achieved so much in the game.”
When asked if the bombshell interview would have tarnished Ronaldo’s legacy at Old Trafford, Mikel added:
“I think a little bit yeah. Even his fans as well right now, they don’t agree with the interview. It’s very hard to defend him.”