Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Pepe: Real Madrid’s Ronaldo Is Better Than
Pepe believes that Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is a better player than Barcelona star Lionel Messi because he has more aspects to his game.
With both Ronaldo and Messi constantly being compared in the Spanish media, Pepe has waded into the debate and sided with his fellow Portugal international."Cristiano Ronaldo is better because he is capable of scoring goals with his head, with both feet and from free kicks, as well as creating goals," he told Marca.
"He is a spectacular player, able to incredible things. He has a great desire to win and he his going to help us a lot."
Reflecting on his ten-match ban and the incident that led to the punishment, Pepe admits that he has learned from it.
"What I did was wrong, but I served my suspension and all I want to do now is work hard and help my team. I was happy to return and I am now eager to do my very best," he continued.
"My friends and family gave me their full support. They know what kind of guy I am and I am grateful. I know I have a lot to learn, but I have apologized for what I did."