Lionel Messi Retirement - This is what arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo has to say about it!
Lionel Messi announced decision to retire from International Football after Argentina lost out to Chile 4-2 on penalties.
Soon after Argentina lost the 2016 Copa America final to defending champions Chile on penalties, Lionel Messi announced his intention to play Football for the national team anymore. Disheartened with the continuous failure at International level, Messi made this decision that shocked the whole world.
Not just Argentina but, people around the globe voiced their opinions in wanting the Argentine superstar not to quit.
After past and present sportspersons, people from media and entertainment and most importantly fans have urged the 5-time World Player of the Year to reconsider his decision, arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo has also come out to express his opinion.
As reported by as.com, Ronaldo said -
"It's not nice seeing Messi in tears. He's taken a tough decision and people must understand it."
The Real Madrid forward continued: "He [Messi] isn't used to defeats or disappointments; not even finishing second. Missing a penalty doesn't make you a bad player."
The former Manchester United man, eventually, had words of encouragement for the Barcelona star: "It's not nice seeing Messi in tears and I hope he returns to the national side."
With such kind words coming from your primary rival, let's Lionel Messi returns to wear the Seleccion shirt again.