A surprising confession made by Lionel Messi. The Barcelona Megastar claimed to miss the figure of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Real Madrid squad.
Over the past decade, there has been intense competition between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Both of these players always compete to be the best player in the world.
But since last year the rivalry of the two players declined. This is due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to leave Real Madrid to join Juventus.
Messi openly admitted that he missed the Portuguese player. “I really want him to continue his career at Real Madrid,” Messi told RAC 1.
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He considered that without the presence of Ronaldo, his team’s rivalry with Real Madrid would be a little more empty.
“He [Ronaldo] made the rivalry of the two teams [Barcelona and Real Madrid] both in El Clasico and La Liga more interesting.”
Messi said the departure of Ronaldo would have an impact on Real Madrid. But he believes Real Madrid remain a formidable team without Ronaldo.
“Real Madrid will continue to be our competitors because they have several very good players. But I have already said that they must feel missing an important figure like Ronaldo in their team.”
“But they have several players who make them tough enough to be title contenders, because throughout history they have always had very good players on their team.” he stressed.
Despite different countries, there is still competition between the two best players in the world.
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