Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi knows a top secret about Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.
Both Messi and Ronaldo have displayed incredible form over the course of the last decade and have established themselves as the best in the world of football.
But, this season, Messi has outclassed his arch rival Ronaldo – already scoring 12 goals and providing four assists so far in the La Liga this season.
Real Madrid won the La Liga and Champions League double last year but Zinedine Zidane’s side have made a poor start this season.
The Los Blancos are already ten points behind current league leaders Barcelona after 12 La Liga games and had also succumbed to an embarrassing 3-1 defeat against Tottenham in the Champions League.
Ronaldo has drawn a lot of criticism after suffering his worst start of his Real Madrid career.
The Portugal skipper is struggling to find form this season and has managed to score just one goal in his last eight La Liga games despite launching 55 shots.
Reports have heavily linked Roanldo with a move away from the Bernabeu with the four-time Ballon d’Or winner believed to have made up his mind to part to ways with the European champions and is eyeing to take up a new challenge elsewhere.
And speculations suggest that Ronaldo is not happy with his form and will leave Real Madrid next summer
According to Spanish website Don Balon, Barcelona ace Messi is well aware how Ronaldo has always worked extremely hard to produce his best form for Real Madrid.
Rivalries between footballers are often talked about and make the game even more interesting. Taking the present decade into consideration, the names that first hits our mind are Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi. Their path-breaking performances, breaking records, setting new milestones and battling neck to neck to the top the charts is what the fans love to see and debate about.
The duo have also often fought toe-to-toe for the Ballon d’Or award and will do the same thing again next month.
But speculations suggest that their rivalry might come to an end with Ronaldo linked with a move away from the Bernabeu.
And Don Balon say that Messi also knows a top secret about Ronaldo’s current status at Real Madrid.
Real Madrid players have reportedly had a bust up with the Portugal skipper about why he refuses to celebrate if any other Los Blancos player other than himself gets on the scoresheet.
There are numerous video clips showing Ronaldo frustrated and not celebrating when some other Real Madrid player found the net.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo has blamed his five-match suspension during the start to the season for his poor form this campaign.
“I was really, really motivated to start the season,” Ronaldo told L’Equipe.
“But when some people deprive you of going on the pitch, of expression… The way in which it happened disappointed me.
“What happened was a huge mistake by the referee.”