Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has sympathized with Ballon D Or rival, Lionel Messi following his retirement from International football.
The Portugese star, speaking in a press conference ahead of his side’s clash against Wales in the semifinals of the Euros has said people should understand that the Barcelona star is not used to loosing and people should cope with his decision to retire from international duty after loosing in three straight international finals;
“It hurts to see Messi in tears and I hope he returns to his country, because he needs it.”
“Messi has taken a tough decision and people should understand.He is not accustomed to defeats and disappointments, not even finish the second. Missing a penalty does not make you a bad player”.
Messi’s mission to win the Copa ended in huge disappointment when Argentina lost in the final to Chile on penalties – with the Barcelona superstar missing his spot-kick in the shoot-out therefore prompting him to retire from international duty with Argentina.