Lionel Messi praises Cristiano Ronaldo just before the big moment
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
â€œA jealous runner-upâ€ in last yearâ€™s Fifa Player of the Year ceremony, was the name by which many English fans portrayed the number 10 forward Lionel Messi.
However recently, the Argentine winger has kept proving them wrong by expressing his sincere thoughts toward the World Player of the Year.
“Manchester United have quality everywhere, so many good players. But if I had to pick one out it would be Ronaldo. He is a player I would pay to watch,â€ said Messi to The Daily Mail while speaking ahead of the big clash tonight.
â€œHe and I are very different players but he is unbelievable, very special, and it will not be easy to stop him.”
Indeed, Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s greatness is undeniable; nevertheless, it is certain that his abilities arenâ€™t good reasons enough to mess up Barcelonaâ€™s plans.
“We must not pay all attention to him and forget about Berbatov, Rooney and Carlos Tevez,” explained Messi.
“Manchester United have players all over the pitch who can punish you in the same way we have.”
Now, with such a respect and strength of mind, letâ€™s see how Messiâ€™s game will go tonight, in Rome.
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Written by Isaac Asante