Register Login Scores

Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Eto'o Defends Xavi After Ronaldo Mocked Him

African superstar Samuel Eto'o has defended former FC Barcelona teammate Xavi Hernández after Cristiano Ronaldo mocked the Spaniard.

Gallery: Africa's 11 Leading Scorers In UCL History

The Spaniard recently suggested that only Real Madrid fans believe Ronaldo is better than Messi, to which the Portuguese responded that Xavi has no place to comment has he never won the FIFA Ballon d'Or.

Eto'o, Xavi's former teammate at the Catalan club, has now jumped to the retired Spain international's defence, saying that the Al-Sadd midfielder should be respected for the career he has had. 

"Had the Ballon d'Or been a fair award, Xavi would have won it five or six times," Eto'o told El Larguero.

"Xavi deserves all the respect in the world."

Reports: Pep Wants These Three Stars At City

Ronaldo has won the prestigious award three times in his career, while Messi has won the Ballon d'Or on five occasions.

Do you think Ronaldo was right to say what he did about Xavi? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Conte Reveals Why Fabregas Isn't First Choice At Chelsea

Reports: Zidane Willing To Sell This Star To Man Utd

Pienaar On Why He Turned Down A Move To Pirates


Top 5

In Numbers: Dolly’s Chiefs Masterclass

78 Oct 18, 2021 08:25 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pictures: How Messi Celebrated First PSG Goal

6 Sep 29, 2021 08:28 AM in UEFA Champions League

Patient Kwanda Comments On 'Tough' Bucs Debut

4 Oct 18, 2021 12:41 PM in Orlando Pirates

Players Clubs Can Still Sign For Free

1 Oct 01, 2021 10:28 AM in International

Rulani Slams Bafana: There’s No Data!

92 Oct 18, 2021 02:25 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Biggest Stadiums In Africa

12 Oct 18, 2021 12:25 PM in African Football

Mabizela Plans For New Football Challenge?

13 Oct 17, 2021 12:03 PM in PSL

Official: Mourinho Makes Final Decision On Newcastle Job!

2 Oct 18, 2021 08:25 AM in English Premier League

Shuffle, Junior, Shabba – The Amakhosi Legends Car Collection

9 Oct 15, 2021 01:13 PM in Stars & Their Cars

The Cost Of Not Hosting 'The Big Three'

31 Oct 18, 2021 04:12 PM in PSL

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Dolly’s Chiefs Transformation Explained

16 Oct 18, 2021 10:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pitso Breaks Silence Following R54m Contract Agreement

23 Oct 18, 2021 04:04 PM in Players Abroad