In a recent interview with The Sun, Fabio Paem complained that Cristiano Ronaldo should give him one of his five Ballon d’Ors.
“Cristiano, with all his effort and work, has reached the level he has reached and deserves. But when I was playing, if I had the same level of effort and commitment, I would have been better than him. Speaking of pure technique, I was better. I was a little Ronaldinho. But as I can prove, technology alone gets us nowhere. But yes, at that time I was better than Cristiano. I think he should give me one of his Golden Balls,” said the former Alcochete promise.
Now, recently, on the podcast “Sem remorsos,” Baim recalled those words and admitted that he spoke with a tone of “humble.”
“I gave an interview and said, somewhat jovially, that I thought Cristiano should give me one of the Ballon d’Or, but with humility. Who am I besides the ‘father’? If he kept working and had half the brain that Cristiano has, maybe he and Messi wouldn’t be there.” “It will be me, Messi and Cristiano. We will fight and Cristiano will not win the balls he has. Maybe one of them was mine.”
Paym’s words began spreading on social media, even reaching Cristiano Ronaldo, who commented on a post with an excerpt from the podcast in which his former Sporting teammate was a guest.
“Who is this guy?” wrote the Portugal international, who also left three emojis with his eyes open, suggesting he was paying attention to what Paym said.
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