Former Real Madrid player and Brazilian legend, Ronaldo Nazario has admitted he doesn’t want to see Lionel Messi win the World Cup with Argentina, despite believing he deserves it.
Ronaldo Nazario has spoken ahead of the 2022 World Cup, rejecting the notion of Messi finally lifting the trophy with Argentina, admitting that he doesn’t even want to think about the possibility due to the rivalry between Messi’s nation and Brazil.
According to him, the only way he wants Messi to win it, is if he gets Spanish or Italian citizenship.
“If he nationalised for Spain,” Ronaldo told The Guardian, when asked if he wished to see Messi win the trophy: “The Brazil-Argentina rivalry is so big. We had incredible battles, with respect, and that’s the loveliest thing in football.
“But Argentina winning the World Cup doesn’t bear thinking about. Does Messi deserve it? Of course he does – but not with my support. I love him and he’ll understand because I’m sure he would feel exactly the same way.”