Insinuations of Messi decline are laughable says former Barcelona star Gianluca Zambrotta.
Messi struggled to assert himself in both legs of Barca’s Champions League quarter final tie against Juventus, losing 3-0 on aggregate and exited the prestigious competition.
However, Zambrotta still holds the believe that his former club team-mate’s form is still in bliss, comparing the Argentina captain to his known rival Cristiano Ronaldo who scored five times in Real Madrid’s 6-3 win over Bayern Munich during their quarter final ties in the Champions League.
“It makes me laugh when somebody says Messi is declining,” Zambrotta told Omnisport.
“I don’t know the accurate statistics but at this time in the season, if I am not mistaken, Messi and Ronaldo must have scored the same amount of goals roughly. They are on the same figures.
“Messi in the Champions League has scored so many this season, the same in La Liga. “You can’t say he is in Sunset Boulevard. Maybe he is more mature and understands that sometimes he has to pull the brakes, as we say.”
Both players face each other in El-Clasico on Sunday.
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