Ronaldo blasts Messi after Barca exit.
Juventus superstar,Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to Barcelona’s Champions League exit following their 4-0 defeat at Anfield to Liverpool in the second leg of the semi-finals tie.
Barca had defeated Liverpool 3-0 at Camp Nou in the first leg but their dream finished in a nightmare as Liverpool struck back at Anfield for a 4-0 victory when Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum doubled to oust the Liga champions.
And Barcelona’s chiefs has apportioned blame on the coach and other players except Lionel Messi.
Reacting to the action Ronaldo insists Lionel Messi should be assigned as much blame for Barcelona’s failures as he is always praised for successes.
”Barcelona have a great team, and they have the best player in the world in Messi,” Ronaldo said at an event for Santander Bank.
”The other day I heard that when they lose, it’s because of Valverde, Coutinho… but not Messi.
”And when they win, Barcelona win because of Messi.
”It’s a tremendous lack of respect to all the players and the coaching staff’
On Liverpool’s performance the former Premier League star said;
”When a team are a lot more motivated, with an intensity that is noticeably greater than that of their opponents, [the comeback] can happen,” added Ronaldo.
”Liverpool’s intensity was not a surprise for Barcelona, but they lacked a bit of luck.
”The first leg was a great match by Barcelona, with an exceptional performance by Messi, but in the return fixture, Liverpool overwhelmed them with intensity, desire and a clinical nature