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TOlthough they share a name, Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo could not be different in terms of their approach, the Brazilian has claimed.
In fact, one of the major things that sets them apart is their approach to training and keeping it.
"We are different in terms of our position on the field and our way of interpreting the game, even if Christian does not play in a more central position, " Ronaldo told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"He has a different way of approaching the goal.
"I think we are even equal in our desire to score goals but it is no coincidence that Christian has reached 33 years of age in this kind of form.
"There are so many players who take care of their body like they still want to improve.
"I'm not saying the way we approach training is completely opposite but it is certainly different.
"I trained because I had to, he does it because he loves it."
The former real Madrid forward also insisted that given the different eras the pair competed in, they simply can not be compared, while also acknowledging that World Cup performances in a Ballon d'Or year play a massive part in determining the result.
"We are nine years apart but the years in which we are very different," explained the former brazil international.
"I do not want to say that I play"
"In terms of the Ballon d'OrIt is a prize that is determined by the results.
"In the World Cup, Luka Modric and Croatia had a better tournament than Portugal and Cristiano did. "