Messi: I Will Never Compare Myself With Ronaldo

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Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has once again stated he doesn’t care about the comparisons to Ronaldo.

The duo are often compared, with the Barcelona forward and Madrid forward dominating the Ballon d’Or for the past seven years.

Messi is not so concerned about Ronaldo’s personal success, as he is focused on winning trophies for his club.

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“The press is always looking for comparisons and those kinds of things,” the 28-year-old told MBC.

“The only thing I care about is helping my team and to keep on improving each season.

“I am not comparing myself to Cristiano Ronaldo or to anyone else. I am only thinking about myself and my team-mates and winning games.”

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Barcelona take on Real Madrid in their first game after the international break and Messi expects a tight Clasico at Camp Nou, despite his side’s 10-point advantage over their rivals.

“Real Madrid have some great players. They have always had some impressive stars and are one of the best teams in the world,” he added.

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“They are always a complicated rival for Barcelona. They always make life difficult for us in the race for the Liga title. There is a lot of competition and we always try to do better than them.”

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