If Portugal fail at the World Cup finals in Russia this summer then Cristiano Ronaldo could be throwing his support behind great rival Lionel Messi.

The Real Madrid superstar has said on social media that even if people think he has no love for the country of his rival for the title of football GOAT, that could be no further from the truth.

Ronaldo revealed that his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is half-Argentinian – hence his love for the country.

“Ar-gen-tina! My girlfriend, she’s from Argentina,” Ronaldo said in response to a comment from a fan. “Many people don’t know that, but she is half-Argentinian and half-Spanish.

“So I love Argentina. People thinking I don’t like Argentina but I like it. A lot!”