Barcelona starLionel Messi has admitted that he misses the healthy competition that existed between himself and Cristiano Ronaldo’s in La Liga.
The Argentine forward added that Ronaldo had always motivated his game.
Messi revealed that he still keeps in touch with former teammate Neymar Lionel Messi insisted that he misses his counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga, he told Fox Argentina.
Ronaldo ended his nine-year romance with Real Madrid to join Italian outfit Juventus last summer
Messi and Ronaldo have been the biggest rivals in football over the past decade, sharing five Ballon d O’r awards among each other.
The Portuguese’s departure to Serie A has left Messi with no competition in the league on the individual level.
The Barcelona captain finished the season with 36 goals La Liga and 13 assists, the closest goal scorers to him were Karim Benzema and Luis Suarez who had 21 goals each.
Speaking about his rival, while on international duty Messi said: “He’s a special player. The whole league misses him, including me.
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The healthy rivalry between Cristiano and I is something that you rarely see.””There is no battle but a healthy one. Cristiano is a great player and of course, he motivates me to be even better.