Lionel Messi has stated that he really misses facing rival Cristiano Ronaldo as the Ex-Los Blancos Hitman gave LaLiga a “prestige.”
After contributing massively to the success of Madrid winning the Uefa Champions League title for the Fourth time in 5 years, C. Ronaldo departed the club in July 2019 to join Serie A giants Juventus .
Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to conserve his best for Europe’s top-notch club competition. Just two weeks ago C. Ronaldo hat-trick against Atletico Madrid fired Juventus into the last 8 of the Uefa Champions League.
The Quarter draws subsequently ensured Lionel Messi and C. Ronaldo will not play against each other unless both clubs progress to the final, which will be hosted at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano home.
The Los Blancos are lagging 12 points behind leaders Barcelona in La Liga, and also Messi insisted he misses the levels of competition provided by Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I miss Cristiano Ronaldo,” Lionel Messi Told FM Club 947 in an interview in Argentina.”
Juventus are a good competitor to win the Uefa Champions League because the arrival of Cristiano, as well as the game against Atletico Madrid, must have given them lots of confidence .”
But the Barcelona Superstar feels Luis Suarez his Team-mate should be considered one of the best of the rest.
Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are greatly regarded as being 2 of the greatest players to have ever played football.
“I do not want to disregard anyone; however, I do believe that Neymar, Eden Hazard, Kylian Mbappe, Sergio Aguero and also Luis Suarez are the best, Messi said’.
“I did not mention Cristiano simply because I put him besides the list with me .”
Aguero was an unexpected omission from the recent Argentina squad as Lionel Messi made his come back after a 9 month absence following the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Manchester City’s all-time top goalscorer has scored 18 English Premier League goals this season, and L. Messi suggested he feels the Manchester City attacker ought to be a more regular international selection.
“I show up to games at all times and try to do my best regardless of the comments which are made behind me.”
“At times it can be challenging to have fun with all that happens with the national team system. I make an effort to focus on playing very well .”