Barcelona star Lionel Messi doubts he will ever be close friends with Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
The two stars have never shown disdain for one another but have also never had a relationship outside of the many matches and award ceremonies they have been a part of.
Messi told World Soccer magazine; ‘I don’t know if we will be (friends in the future),’ .’Friendship is built through spending time together and getting to know each other.
‘We have no relationship, mainly because we only see each other at awards ceremonies, and that’s the only time we speak. Everything is fine, but our lives don’t cross very often.’
Two of the most decorated players in the history of the game, Messi and Ronaldo both have five Ballon d’Ors each to their name.