Ronaldo Finds Some Praise For Messi! Looks Ahead To Clasico
Real Madrid host their Spanish rivals at the Bernabeu on Saturday evening in a match which should go a long way to determining who will win the Primera Division title race, with both clubs locked on 77 points.
Messi has been in stunning form this season and took his tally for the campaign to 39 goals in all competitions with all four in Tuesday’s 4-1 Champions League victory over Arsenal. Messi has scored 15 goals in his last 10 games, including three hat-tricks, and is likely to be one of the major figures on Saturday.
Fans are eagerly awaiting Saturday’s match to see which of the two most recent winners of the prestigious Ballon D’Or award – Messi in 2009 and Ronaldo in 2008 – will perform better.
“I am taller and wider than Messi,” Ronaldo joked when asked who is the ‘bigger’ player. “He is having a great season and will now and forever be among the best players ever. But the coach and entire team also deserve credit. Messi does not play alone. He has great players by his side. “I am working very hard, I am happy and I hope to continue feeling good. I will also be one of the best players around while I play here. ”
“It’s going to be a great game because of the way the league stands, with the two teams on the same number of points,” Ronaldo said. “I’m sure we’re going to win. (But) I would rather lose against Barca on Saturday and win the league.”