When Ronaldo was signed from Manchester united in 2009, he was in a completely messed-up environment. He was still a world-class player, who used to play for a world-class team, but here in Madrid, everything was different.
Messi is in the Same situation like Ronaldo was in his early Real Madrid days, No great Players to support him, Unstable Board, New Coach.
Imagine you are 13-14 years old, and you are training with Upcoming world class teammates, you are training with Iniesta, Xavi, Busquets, Ronaldinho, Pedr
Ronaldo Wasted his Prime years by playing with an average team. Any sane football fan will agree with my point, given he/she knows what was happening in European football between 2009 to 2013. We were loosing all the trophies, and had to please our hearts by having bus-parades for Winning the Copa Del Rey. Shame.
How many Midfielder can you name who are better than Xavi, Iniesta and Busquets? So how come Ronaldo have better teammates all of a sudden? Just look at their National Team for a moment. Who has a better National team? Like Ronaldo said Hugs, Kiss and dinner doesn’t mean anything at all, what matter is the relationship on the pitch and we have great relationship on the pitch, and that’s what matters the most.
Ronaldo use to train with local boys and someone was training with stars,You cant even name 2-3 teammates of Ronaldo when he was 13-16 years old, other than Quaresma. If we look at the past 3-4 years, Ronaldo clearly had the upper hand, in number of Trophies, as well as personal awards. The reason being that- Barcelona legends like Puyol and Xavi retired, and Iniesta’s age started to speak louder than ever before. These days, we give all the credit to the strikers and forget the ones who actually helped the attacker to score that goal. They were the ones for Barcelona.
While Barcelona were losing some of their quality players, We were here, building a fine midfield trio. 2 Of them are already declared the current best midfielders in the World; Kroos and Modric. The third guy changes with time. Under Zidane, it most of the time has been a DM, ie: Casemiro. Now that Llorente has come back, I expect an even stronger midfield in the upcoming season.
Ronaldo never Had a team like Messi until last season, but he remained calm. Now that Barcelona are in a trouble because of their Squad is not well enough, they have suddenly started to realize thatMessi, despite being one of the best players of this generation, is not able to perform fully, simply because of His team-mates.
Relax, mate. Ronaldo had been in this situation for about 5 years.