Ronaldo, Messi rivalry over, says Valverde

Sherman Parsons
August 24, 2018

Another Champions League win would also see him join Francisco "Paco" Gento as players to have won Europe's elite club competition a record six times.

But the 33-year-old, who scored 450 goals in 438 appearances during his time at the Bernabeu, admits it was an easy decision to leave for the Italian champions.

"What was done in Madrid was incredible, I won everything, my family lives there, but it's part of the past". It would now appear that his destination has been agreed, and fans can look forward to seeing him in the white shirt of his new club, although how many times he will feature alongside Bale, Modric, Asensio and co.is yet to be known. I like how they train, their mentality.

"Also, knowing that Ronaldo is at another club and what that might mean for LaLiga and the Champions League too".

Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will not face off this season though unless Barcelona take on Juventus in the Champions League.

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"We'll focus on that, with my teammates, but without obsessing over it". The pair played together at Manchester United for five seasons, winning three English Premier League titles and the Champions League.

Cuadrado had held the No. 7 ever since he began his second loan spell with the Old Lady in 2016 and he kept a hold of it when his deal was made permanent a year ago.

Aspas has enjoyed a fruitful season with 22 goals in La Liga this season, his performances were good enough to earn the veteran a spot in Spain's World Cup squad, ahead of the likes of Aduriz and Pedro. And, of course, when the people start to applaud me in the stadium I was like, 'Wow'.

"But of course, I'd like him to become a player because I think he has a passion for it too".

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