Rivalry brings the best out of players
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has claimed he misses competing with Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga after the forwards move to Juventus last summer.
Ronaldo stunned the world of football when he decided to call time on his Real Madrid career.
Juventus convinced the player over a move and Ronaldo’s presence saw everyone’s eyes turn to Serie A.
Since then, Cristiano has been the catalyst for Juventus’ stunning league campaign which sees them top the table with a 15 point gap between them and Napoli.
Though, as a result of Ronaldo’s move, La Liga football hasn’t quite been the same.
Lionel Messi has been left to dominate the Spanish top flight on his own and is no doubt the best player in the league.
Now, Messi has been speaking about how Ronaldo’s move to Juventus has affected La Liga.
Messi: “I miss Cristiano”
Speaking in an interview in his homeland of Argentina, Messi admitted that he misses the former Real Madrid man.
That is supposedly because ‘he gave La Liga prestige’.
Though, Messi did say it was ‘difficult’ to see Cristiano win trophies during his time in Spain.
“I miss Cristiano,” Messi explained to FM Club 947 in Argentina, as cited by Goal.
“Although it was a bit difficult to see him win trophies, he gave La Liga prestige.
“Juventus are a great candidate to win the Champions League since the arrival of Cristiano, and the match against Atleti must have given them a lot of confidence.”