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'Cristiano Ronaldo more selfish than Lionel Messi'

Portuguese superstar Ronaldo's remarkable goalscoring record means he cannot be criticised for being a selfish footballer, according to Wolfsburg's sporting director

Madrid: Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs considers Cristiano Ronaldo a more selfish player than Lionel Messi, but acknowledged his mentality benefits Real Madrid.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo and Messi have split the Ballon d'Or for the past eight years, with the Argentine star winning five to the Madrid talisman's three.

The Portuguese forward has scored six more club goals in all competitions than Messi this season, but it is Barca who top La Liga and face Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final in May.

Allofs says Ronaldo plays a more individual role compared to Messi, but his record in front of goal proves it works out well for Zinedine Zidane's side.

"I was asked the other day on German television about Messi and Cristiano. They are two incredible players," he told AS.

"In these cases, you have to see which players they have around them. With Messi, for instance, he has Luis Suarez.

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