Lionel Messi doesn't believe he will ever be good friends with Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the Real Madrid star claiming the pair could be pals in the future. The duo have been rivals throughout their illustrious careers, which has seen them pretty much take it in turns winning the Ballon d'Or since 2008. They also represent the two powerhouses in Spanish football in Barcelona and Real Madrid, meaning one usually enjoys success at the expense of the other. The pair have never shown disdain for one another, despite being the figureheads of their rival factions, but on the other hand, they have never had a relationship outside of work.
Lionel Messi explains in his own words why he doesn't think he will ever be friends with rival Cristiano Ronaldo
Daily Mirror | Feb 12