CristianoRonaldo urges his long-time rival Lionel Messi to accept his challenge ofjoining Juventus by leaving Barcelona in Serie A. Ronaldo strongly believesthat his desires to switch around all big leagues with spells in La Liga andPremier League have set him apart from Messi who spent his entire senior careerin Barcelona.
In an interview, Ronaldo mentioned that he has played in England, Italy, Spain, while is still playing in Spain. For him, life is a challenge. He likes it and prefers making people happy. He would like Lionel Messi to come to Italy someday and accept the challenge like him someday.
The relationship of Ronaldo with Messi has been pretty strange as they turned the annual Ballon d’Or into one personal contest, sharing every title since the year 2008 till the pair had been pipped last week by Luke Modric.
However, Ronaldo insists that he is pretty respectful towards Messi who shows signs of completing his career with Barcelona alone, joining as a junior in the year 2001. He goes onto say that if Messi is happy there, he respects him. According to him, he is a great player and also a good human being. However, he doesn’t miss anything in Juventus. It is his new life and he is pretty happy.
It is because of Ronaldo that Juventus is 8 points clear in Serie A and have been able to coast through the group stages of UEFA Champions League.