Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the two best players in the world in more than 10 years, both of them are involved in a very tight rivalry from 2009 to 2018. Although it looks like it doesn’t get along because of the rivalry, but Lionel Messi considers it as something special, it will even be remembered forever.
It must be admitted, the rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is the best. Both started this rivalry since Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009, while Messi has been playing in Spain since 2004 with Barcelona. During the two teams met, the two players always discussed.
Unfortunately, since 2018 yesterday the rivalry or duel between the two players must end. Because Ronaldo decided to move to the Italian giants Juventus. Fortunately the departure of the man of Portuguese blood did not reduce the prestige of La Liga. Maybe there is still a chance the two players meet at the International level, but the chances are very small.
No wonder if Messi feels his rivalry with Ronaldo feels very special and will be remembered forever.
“The rivalry is very special and will be remembered forever. Because it lasts for years and it’s not easy to maintain a certain level for a long time, plus we play in a very demanding team, whether it’s Barcelona or Real Madrid, both have high demands, ”
“The sportsmanuel between us is very pleasant on a personal level and I think people also feel happy, whether it’s from Madrid or Barca, or even football fans in general,” Messi said when talking to DAZN.
Meanwhile, Messi himself throughout his career only to defend Barcelona, while Ronaldo has defended four different clubs including Real Madrid and now Juventus. Although Ronaldo’s absence at El Clasico is disappointing, Messi is reluctant to underestimate Real Madrid. Even so, Messi admitted, El Clasico would be special if there were Portuguese mega stars.
“Against Real, they are always meaningful, but when Cristiano is there, they become much more special. But it is a round that has passed, which we have experienced, but now is the time to look forward and see what we have now, “he concluded.