Kate Abdo, the female presenter at the just concluded Ballon D’or
ceremony has revealed how kind, caring and thoughtful Cristiano Ronaldo
was towards Barcelona player Neymar before and during the awards
Ronaldo lost out to Messi at the Awards ceremony.
Kate revealed just how much the Real Madrid star cared for Neymar despite the rivalry between the pair on the field.
“At the Ballon d’Or which I did in January, we do a little rehearsal
with the players before they are going to go on stage for real,” Ballon
d’Or gala presenter Kate Abdo explained in an interview with Football
“He [Ronaldo] came out with Neymar, who is Brazilian and Ronaldo is
Portuguese, so they both speak Portuguese, and although Messi and Neymar
are team-mates, it was Ronaldo who took him around, showed him where he
had to go, made sure everything was translated for him. He was just
very kind and very caring towards Neymar, the way he looked out for him
and made sure he knew what he was doing. And that’s a side [of Ronaldo]
maybe you don’t expect.”