Ronaldo is a predatory striker and it’s only normal when he scores : Messi
attacker Lionel Messi isn’t surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent Serie A
scoring streak for Juventus as he praised the striker’s ability to find the
back of the net.
scored in 11 straight league games for his Italian club despite turning 35 this
month and has an impressive 24 goals to his name this season.
has gone four matches without a goal but has contributed six assists in his
three most recent appearances for the Catalans.
players have always been prolific in front of goal, Messi believes Ronaldo has
made scoring his obsession and isn’t surprised to see the Portuguese star
continue to fire in the final third.
that he continues to score, he is a predatory striker, he loves to score, any
day he plays he will score,” Messi told Mundo Deportivo when asked about
Ronaldo’s recent performances.
“He has many
good attributes as a forward and at the minimum he converts.”
Messi himself has
struck 14 times across just 19 La Liga games this season for Barcelona as he
also shows he still has an eye for goal at the age of 32.
Carles Puyol recently backed the Argentina attacker to play on until he’s 38,
with Messi himself admitting he’s feeling good despite his advancing age.
is that one is turning years old and does not know, but I feel very good,
better than in previous years, and that I am not making goals, but on a
physical level and legs I feel very good,” he said.
Asked if he could
play on until he’s 40, Messi replied: “We will see, we will see.”
currently one point shy of Real Madrid in the race for the La Liga title this
season and Messi believes the battle for first will go down to the wire.
“It is true
that it is a year that in the league both Madrid and we are being very
irregular, where we lost many points and in that sense I think we will be
fighting until the end and that the league does not end after El Classico,
whatever happens,” Messi said.
be important matches. We have hard outings and they do too.
it is true that if we want to qualify for the Champions League we have to
continue growing a lot, because I think that today it is not enough for us to
fight for the Champions League.”