Lionel Messi put to bed a few rumours during an interview with Yahoo.
The Barcelona star confirmed that he doesn’t compete with Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo and that he doesn’t feel his relationship with Argentina is love-hate.
The Barcelona star is injured for the next few weeks but is hoping to return as quickly as possible.
Asked if having Ronaldo operate in the same era as him was helpful, Messi replied: “These are things that people say. I don’t compete with Cristiano and I suppose he would not compete with me.
“What I want is the very best for my teams and that’s what I am working for.”
And on Argentina he said: “I know very well that while the majority of us Argentines are very passionate, we also treat well the stars who represent us.
“There are some who insult us and do not value those who play for their country, but even then I don’t reproach them because everyone is entitled to their own opinion.”