Barcelona are a complete team, and Lionel Messi is phenomenal. This is what Cristiano Ronaldo thinks ahead of El Clasico this weekend between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid are the leaders in La Liga but through goal difference only. The Spanish Primera Division is the only competition in which Los Blancos remain.
They crashed out from the Copa del Rey at the earliest stage after losing to minnows Alcorcon 4-1 on aggregate. Lyon also blew their UEFA Champions League hopes by beating them 2-1 on over the two legs in the last sixteen of the tournament.
Real Madrid are willing to give everything it takes to win La Liga and they know how much of a threat Barcelona are to their title aspirations.
The Blaugrana have scored 10 goals in their last 3 matches, with Lionel Messi scoring 5 of those 10 goals – 4 of which came against Arsenal on Tuesday in the Champions League.
Commentating on Barcelona and their superstar Lionel Messi, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo declared:
“Barcelona are a very complete team and we [Real Madrid] are still lacking a little bit of that ‘something’. I hope that we become more complete than they are.
“Messi doesn’t play alone and his team-mates deserve a lot of credit. He is phenomenal, but those around him are phenomenal as well.”
Will Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid show Arsenal and the rest of the world how to stop Lionel Messi and Barcelona when both teams clash up in El Clasico on Saturday night in La Liga?
Angela Asante, Footballfantalk.com