Why being friends with Cristiano Ronaldo may not work - Lionel Messi reveals

Why being friends with Cristiano Ronaldo may not work - Lionel Messi reveals

- Lionel Messi reveals why being friends with Cristiano Ronaldo may not be possible

- He admits both players have no issues but insisted they have not built a relationship that could transcend the field of play

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi does not see himself being friends with Real Madrid goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo when they eventually quit playing football in the nearest future.

The duo have dominated world football in the last decade with ten Ballon d'Or awards shared equally between them, since the first time the Portuguese initially won the prize, while at Manchester United in 2008.

But the Argentine, who has scored over 369 goals for the Catalans in over 400 matches believe the chances of himself bonding with his football arch rival are slim due to the fact that they have had no relationship of whatsoever in the past.

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Messi further stated that he has no personal issues with the Real Madrid superstar, but doesn’t just see them becoming closer owing to the fact that their part hardly cross.

"I don't know if we will be [friends in the future]," Messi told World Soccer magazine. "Friendship is built through spending time together and getting to know each other.

"We have no relationship, mainly because we only see each other at awards ceremonies, and that's the only time we speak.

"Everything is fine, but our lives don't cross very often."

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Meanwhile, former Cristiano Ronaldo teammate, Angel Di Maria says his Argentinean compatriot is the better footballer to the 2016 European Cup winner.

The Paris Saint Germain forward, who played alongside the 32-year-old at the Santiago Bernabeu feels the former Manchester United star is special, but cannot match Messi’s prowess on the field of play.

Speaking to TyC Sports, Di Maria said: "Messi is always the best; he's the best every year. Cristiano Ronaldo's a special player, but Messi is from another planet.

"There are no words to describe Messi, he always surprises you."

Messi was promoted to the Barcelona main team in 2004 having spent just two years in the feeders' team - scoring 11 goals in 32 appearances as a youngster.

He has won eight La Liga titles since he made his professional debut for Barcelona in the 2004/05 season - scoring once in seven appearances for the Catalans.

The Argentine has also won four Champions League titles, three Uefa Super Cup titles and three Fifa club World Cup among other individual awards.

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