Lionel Messi congratulates ‘phenomenal’ Cristiano Ronaldo

Leo Messi has only had great words for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Barcelona star Leo Messi insists they have a very good relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo.

He also said that Ronaldo is one of the best in the world and year after year is surprised by his appearances.

“He is a phenomenal player who has many qualities that year after year he improves and that is why he is one of the best in the world,” said Messi.

The 29-year-old also played down the misconception that the duo were bitter rivals.

“That thing about our rivalry is something more invented by the press than by us.”

“What we want is to do our best every year, to do the best for our teams and what is spoken from outside is not something I give importance to.”