Diego Maradona has told Cristiano Ronaldo to “quit f*****g around” if he wants to become the greatest player of all time.
The Portuguese forward claimed he was the best that ever lived after claiming his Ballon d’Or trophy earlier this month.
Ronaldo described himself as the ‘most complete’ player of all time which drew criticism from some fans.
And now one of the other players players in the mix for the ‘greatest of all time’ crown has had his say.
Diego Maradona believes the Real Madrid forward can potentially become an all-time icon if he works even harder on and off the pitch.
When asked if Ronaldo was the greatest player ever, Maradona replied: “Tell him to quit f*****g around.”
The journalist then said: “If he’s the best, what does that make you?”
To which Maradona answered: “Exactly. That’s why tell him to quit f*****g around.
“From the few players that I saw, amongst the greatest were Di Stefano, Cruyff, Messi.
“Cristiano Ronaldo could be in there as well.”
Ronaldo was reminded of his rivalry with Messi when Al Jazira fans chanted for the Argentine during their Club World Cup semi-final clash with Real Madrid this week…