Lionel Messi, the Barcelona captain, has insisted that his special rivalry with Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo in the La Liga will forever remain in people’s minds.
The Argentine captain also identified, Barcelona and Real Madrid as the best two teams in the world.
“It was a special duel and it will remain [in people’s minds] forever, because it lasted for many years and it is not easy to maintain such levels for a long time. Plus, the teams we played in were also very demanding, both Real Madrid and Barca, the two best teams in the world,” Messi told La Liga on DAZN.
“Competing on an equal footing [with Ronaldo] for so many years, I think it will remain [in people’s minds] forever.
“The sporting duel between us was very nice on a personal level and I think people had fun too, whether they were fans of Madrid or Barca, or even only football fans in general.”
“Obviously, when Cristiano was at Real Madrid, the matches were always special,” Messi added.
“The matches against Real always mean a lot, but when Cristiano was there they became much more special.
“But it’s a time that has passed now, that we have experienced. Now, we have to look ahead to the future.”