FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi has revealed that he is happy for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, after the Portuguese international guided his country to next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
They had to go through a tricky play-off with Sweden, but Portugal eventually booked their spot in next Summer’s main event and it was all down to Ronaldo, who bagged four goals over the two-legged tie.
His performances during the play-off and also his performances this season in La Liga has made him favourite for this year’s Ballon d’Or, which will see him finally win it off Barca star Messi, who is sidelined for two months with an injury.
But despite their rivalry to be the world’s best, Messi has congratulated Ronaldo and has admitted that he is happy for the winger.
“I was very happy for him when he scored those goals,” Messi said.
“It’s just great when the best teams compete in Brazil, and Cristiano has had a great scoring rate for many years.
“I don’t know if this is Cristiano’s best moment, but he is always there, scoring goals in all the games and playing his part for his club and his country. He has been like that for many years.
“Whether he is at his best, or a bit below that, there is almost no difference.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles