Lionel Messi explains why he will never be close friends with rival Cristiano Ronaldo: ‘We have no relationship’
Lionel Messi rejects the idea that he could be friends with Cristiano Ronaldo
The Barcelona star says the two supposed rivals never spend any time together
They only ever meet at awards ceremonies, where one of them usually wins
Lionel Messi believes he and Cristiano Ronaldo will never share a close friendship because they do not get to spend enough time together to build the required bond.
The Barcelona and Real Madrid stalwarts have shared a formidable rivalry throughout their La Liga careers and have collected myriad individual honours between them.
But while Messi claims the alleged enmity is very much created by the media, he also admits the pair are unlikely to ever consider one another friends, if only because they rarely get the time to speak.