Lionel Messi believes Real Spanish capital square measure weaker following the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.
Ronaldo joined Juventus for £88 million when winning 3 consecutive Champions League titles with Zinedine Zidane.
Real lost their Super Cup game against Atletico Spanish capital, however have won 3 games during a row to start out their LaLiga campaign.
“Real Madrid is one of the best clubs in the world with the players they have and are a very good team but it is clear that the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo makes them less in quality and that makes Juventus clearly preferable to win the Champions League.” pic.twitter.com/XApHPGRIBi
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) 3 septembre 2018
They have a brand new coach, Julen Lopetegui, United Nations agency left the Spanish national team on the eve of the planet Cup when news stone-broke of his appointment.
Speaking to Catalunya Radio, Messi aforementioned Real were currently weaker thanks to Ronaldo’s exit, which Juventus had improved as a result:
“Real Spanish capital square measure one in all the simplest groups within the world and that they have smart} squad [but] it’s evident that the absence of Ronaldo makes them less good and makes Juventus [one of the] clear favourites to win the Champions League,” Messi told Catalunya Radio.
“It stunned American state. I did not imagine him exploit Spanish capital or connexion Juventus. there have been tons of groups that wished him. It stunned American state, however he has gone to a really sensible team.”
Messi aforementioned it absolutely was currently the time to win the Champions League once more with urban center, having won it fourfold with the club. Their last success came in 2015.
“It’s time. we’ve got been knocked go in the quarterfinals within the last 3 seasons. Last season’s end in Rome hurt particularly, however we’ve got a spectacular squad and that we will fight for it.”