Messi feels Cristiano Ronaldo has adapted to the Premier League “impressively”

During an interview with Spanish source Marca before of the latest round of Champions League matches, the former Barcelona captain spoke about the forward’s growth and their famed rivalry in Spain.

Of course, this season, Ronaldo has been his normal spectacular self. In 13 outings for Manchester United, the 36-year-old has scored nine goals, including four in the Premier League. Messi has praised him for his amazing performance.

Lionel Messi assesses Cristiano Ronaldo's influence
Messi assesses Cristiano Ronaldo’s influence

“United is a fantastic squad with fantastic players. Cristiano knew the club before, but now it’s at a different stage, and he’s adapted in a remarkable way,” the current Paris Saint-Germain star stated.

“From the start, he’s scored goals and hasn’t had any trouble adapting.

“The Premier League isn’t as wonderful as we all imagined, but it’s a tough and balanced competition with a lot of twists and turns.” Everything changes after December, and anything can happen.”

Lionel Messi on his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo in Spain
Messi on his rivalry with Ronaldo in Spain

“It’s been a long time since we stopped competing in the same league,” Messi said when asked if he misses his duels with the Real Madrid star.

“We competed for the same goals as individuals and as a team.” It was a stunning stage for us, as well as the audience, who were enthralled by it.

“It’s a magnificent memory that will live on in football history.”


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