Barcelone forward Leo Messi has said he does not like comparisons between him and Real Madrid counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo adding that he just wants to focus on his own performances and helping he team to success.
Messi and Ronaldo are widely considered as two of the greatest players to have ever played the game. Between them, they have won the past eight Ballon d’Or trophies and have set all sorts of records between them.
Much debate is carried out in the media worldwide as well as pubs, bars and living rooms across the globe as to who is the best between the two.
But speaking to MBC, Messi said he does not like the comparisons.
“The press is always looking for comparisons and those kinds of things. The only thing I care about is helping my team and to keep on improving each season. I am not comparing myself to Cristiano Ronaldo or to anyone else. I am only thinking about myself and my team-mates and winning games,” he said.
With the Clasico just one week away, the Argentina striker warned his team mates not to take Real lightly despite an underwhelming season for Los Blancos.
He stated: “Real Madrid have some great players. They have always had some impressive stars and are one of the best teams in the world. They are always a complicated rival for Barcelona. They always make life difficult for us in the race for the Liga title. There is a lot of competition and we always try to do better than them.”