In an interview given in early December to the three Italian sports dailies, the Corriere dello Sport, the Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttosport, Cristiano Ronaldo invited Lionel Messi to join him in Serie A and take on new challenges.
“I played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal, while he only played in Spain. I came to Italy, I accepted this new challenge and I like it. So, Leo, why do not you come play here in Italy? I wish he would come one day. Let him do the same, accept the challenge,” said the Portuguese.
The answer of Lionel Messi did not delay. The Argentine said in an interview given Thursday, December 27 to the Spanish sports daily Marca: “I do not need a change. I am in the best team in the world. My challenges, I renew them year after year, I do not need to change teams or championship to have them. I’m at home in the best club in the world.”