Published: Wed, September 05, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Real Madrid Are Poorer Without Ronaldo - Messi

Real Madrid Are Poorer Without Ronaldo - Messi

Portugal and Juventus forward Ronaldo, like Messi, is a five-time victor, and has reached the top three alongside Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Modric and Salah, the Egypt and Liverpool forward.

In a speech to fans before the Joan Gamper Trophy match against Boca Juniors in August, Messi said that wrestling the Champions League trophy back from Madrid was Barca's top priority this year.

Luka Modric also enjoyed a superb season for Real Madrid, helping the Galacticos with their Champions League triumph, and also the Croatia national team, in particular, helping his country reach the world cup final.

Liverpool forward Salah had a record-breaking season, scoring 32 goals in a 38-game Premier League season, as well as 44 goals in all competitions for The Reds.

Messi added; "It's time [to win it again]".

Manchester United's 25-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba has told the club he wants to return to Juventus in January.

All three of them are deserving in their own right but to ignore the contributions of Messi last season is very questionable.

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Fellow United midfielder Marouane Fellaini added: "We have the quality (to win the title), that's for sure". I would be a bad negotiator, I would give everything to the players.

Ronaldo shocked the football world when leaving Madrid for Juve in July, securing a €112million move to the Serie A champions.

Didier Deschamps, who led France to the World Cup title, was nominated alongside the coach he outwitted in the final: Zlatko Dalic of Croatia. It's gotten to the point where we take his achievements for granted, but for most other players, they'd be career-best caliber.

Deschamps became just the third man to win the World Cup as a player and coach with victory over Dalic's Croatia in Russian Federation while Zidane led Real Madrid to a third consecutive Champions League win in May before stepping down.

"[Messi], as a player, deserves many more Champions League titles than he has".

Leo Messi finished last season with the most goals, most assists, most dribbles, most chances created and most MOTM awards.

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