Messi hails AC Milan ace Ronaldinho

But the Argentinean ace admits that Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo deserves the Ballon d’Or.

“Ronaldinho is the best player in the world,” Messi told L’Equipe.

“And when you play with the best, everything becomes easy. When someone like that leaves a club then the team needs to fight harder to fill the void.

“I don’t think my play has changed much; I will always play in the same ways.

“The Ballon d’Or? I would vote for Cristiano Ronaldo as he won important things last year and he deserves it.”