LIONEL MESSI has claimed he doesn’t reckon he and Cristiano Ronaldo can ever be friends in the future.
The Argentina international leads his rival with five to Ronaldo’s four but the latter is odds-on favourite to win this year’s award.
Messi, who finally was officially announced to have signed a new four-year contract at the Nou Camp, won his fourth European Golden Shoe award on Friday.
The debate between football fans on who is better out of Messi and Ronaldo will continue to roll in for many years to come.
But while the two often come face to face in the ‘El Clasico’ for Real Madrid and Barcelona, Messi has revealed they rarely speak and can’t see a time when they would ever strike up a friendship.
“I don’t know if we will be [friends in the future],” Messi told Marca.
“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.”