Lionel Messi believes he and his rival, Christiano Ronaldo will never share a close friendship because they do not get to spend enough time together to build the required bond.
Both award-winning football stars have shared a formidable rivalry throughout their La Liga careers but while Messi claims the alleged enmity is very much created by the media, he also admits he and Ronaldo are unlikely to ever consider one another friends, if only because they rarely get the time to speak.
Messi said: “I don’t know if we will be. Friendship is built through spending time together and getting to know each other. We have no relationship, mainly because we only see each other at awards ceremonies and that’s the only time we speak. Everything is fine, but our lives don’t cross over very often.”