Up and coming players should focus on the hard work that Cristiano Ronaldo has put into his career and not the lavish lifestyle that he leads, said former Manchester United teammate Dimitar Berbatov.
The Bulgarian also feels that Lionel Messi has the edge in terms of natural talent.
“Messi is the f***ing boss, Cristiano is brilliant but Leo makes it look easy,” Berbatov told ESPN FC.
“He scores, creates and is very complete, probably the best in the world.
“If you ask someone older they may say Pele, Maradona, Puskas or Di Stefano but for my generation it is Messi or Cristiano.
“Young players try to imitate top players like Ronaldo, copy their hair, clothes, cars…. but I try to tell them how Cristiano works in training and after it.
“He works a lot and he only wanted to be the best. Everything else came afterwards and players shouldn’t copy that s***.”