Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi claims Juventus are a ‘much better’ team with Cristiano Ronaldo and a ‘great candidate’ to win the Champions League.
Messi’s rivalry with Ronaldo dominated Spanish football for almost a decade, until the No 7 left Real Madrid for Juve in a mega €112m deal last summer.
“Being in the same League as him and competing with his team to win everything was very nice,” he told Marca.
“Cristiano was a great player for La Liga and Real Madrid. Our clashes with them were very beautiful, but I always aim to win with my team.
“Any team would miss Cristiano because he always scores lots of goals and gives you many other things on the field, but Real Madrid are still a great club with excellent players.
“Juventus are a very good team. They already were before and with the arrival of Cristiano they’re much more so. They’re a great candidate for the Champions League.”