Messi Responds To Ronaldo's Challenge To Join Him In Italy

Messi Responds To Ronaldo's Challenge To Join Him In Italy

"I wasn't surprised because I didn't expect anything", he added.

Lionel Messi believes that his talented Barcelona team-mate Ousmane Dembele is a "phenomenon" who is capable of ranking among the best players in the world. However, if he is happy there, I respect him, he is a fantastic player, a good guy but I do not miss anything here. The game will mark the first time Ronaldo has not begun a Serie A game since he joined Juventus in the summer.

In a wide-ranging interview with Marca, Messi spoke highly of Pep and while admitting a reunion would be "complicated", he would like the chance to work with the Catalan tactician once more.

"I'm at the best team in the world". I do not need to change teams or leagues to set new goals. My challenges renew year on year.

Messi further revealed that when he saw the list of contenders for the award, he gave up on making it to the podium already.

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Messi in action for Barcelona.

And Messi has claimed that the pair's time at the top of the game in Spain was a positive for football and for fans all over.

Juventus winger Ronaldo recently pondered the idea that Messi may be pining for his fellow five-time Ballon d'Or victor, who left La Liga's Real Madrid for the Turin club in the summer for €100 million, and teased him about the idea to "accept the challenge" of joining him in Serie A.

Not to mention the Ballon d'Or. "There were so many teams and I heard less about Juve but it is a very good team", Messi had said.

That run was broken in 2018, with Ronaldo's former Real Madrid team-mate Luka Modric lifting the prize and Messi controversially finishing fifth in the voting. "I love football, but family is above all".

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