The Barcelona’s talismanic star Lionel Messi believes that Real Madrid is “less good” without his straight rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Leo admits that the news surprised him he said, I didn’t imagine him leaving Real Madrid or joining Juventus. Lots of good teams demanded him, but he made his choice correct now Juventus are the clear favourites of the Champions League.

While at the Santiago Bernabeu, Julen Lopetegui warned Lionel Messi on his statement of “less good” he said, “I wouldn’t doubt these Real Madrid players for a second,” Lopetegui has respected the decision of Cristiano Ronaldo as the club did. He said when I made up my mind to come here (Real Madrid) then he decided to leave so I didn’t speak to him. I respected him and the strategy was taken”.

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Lopetegui also shared his experience after his removal from Spain’s head coach just before the two days of the FIFA World Cup 2018 and a new coach was appointed to work on his strategy to the world cup.

“I don’t regret the decision I made. I’d go back and make it again. It doesn’t hurt to hear or talk about the Spain national team. I am happy to train Real Madrid, and I have a wonderful challenge. I wish Spain all the best”.

Lopetegui is now the new boss of the Real Madrid, and he is having fun at the Santiago Bernabeu.

While Lionel Messi is disappointed with the changes happened in the nine years straight rivals Real Madrid. He said I am shocked after the exit of Ronaldo, but he chose a good team. Now they are the clear favourites of the Champions League.

We can see a war of words between Barcelona and Real Madrid as some of us thought it would end after Ronaldo’s departure from the Santiago Bernabeu but no there is some fire left within the El Clasico rivals.