New Delhi: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly admitted in an interview that he’s not so close and comfortable with his Barcelona arch rival Lionel Messi.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are running head to head for the Ballon d’Or award which will decide the best player of the year 2016.  

While the media speculates about the feelings between Ronaldo and Messi, the former had stressed that there is no enmity between the two of them.

“There is a big mutual respect between myself and Messi,” the 31-year-old Portuguese striker told Coach Magazine. “The media like to make out like we have this big rivalry, but we don’t.

“It is not like we are good friends, but there is a mutual respect on both sides,” he added.