Lionel Messi: Why He Is Right Not to Comment About Cristiano Ronaldo
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The latest Cristiano Ronaldo saga extended to Argentina where Lionel Messi was training with the country's national team. Messi was interviewed by journalists about his opinion of Ronaldo's dissatisfaction with Real Madrid.
Messi told journalists in an article published in El Mundo Deportivo and Goal that there is no need to ask him about Ronaldo's Real Madrid comments. Messi said that he has nothing to do with Ronaldo's latest comments.
He concluded his statements by expressing concerns over the World Cup qualifying matches between Argentina and Paraguay. Did Messi do the right thing by not commenting about Ronaldo?
A brief synopsis of the latest news around Ronaldo is in order to find out whether Messi is right in not making any statements concerning Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo appears to not be satisfied with Real Madrid without giving a reason. The latest statement by Ronaldo about being "sad" has prompted rumors of a move to England, France or Russia.
It lead to comments from Carles Rexach (former FC Barcelona player) about Ronaldo not having a reason to be sad. The statements by Ronaldo lead former Real Madrid defender Enrique Perez Diaz (Pachin) to say that the player had a "temper tantrum" in an interview with Goal.
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Ronaldo was substituted during the match and he expressed his displeasure afterwards. The result was a warning from fellow teammates at Old Trafford.
The Higher Road
While the press talks about what is happening to Ronaldo, Messi takes the higher road with his decision to remain silent. In the eyes of this writer, the decision makes Messi a bigger person.
Messi deserves to be praised for his decision to concentrate on playing. While Ronaldo has a right to express his emotions, Messi has a right to pay attention elsewhere.
Messi has bigger concerns, such as Argentina qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. His concerns extend to FC Barcelona and its participation in events such as the current La Liga BBVA and UEFA Champions League matches.
Unless there is something unknown in the latest Ronaldo saga, the world should emulate Messi's decision. While Ronaldo deserves praise for his achievements in football, he should not publicly express his emotions.
It would be preferable to keep everything within the club. It remains to be seen whether the world will emulate Messi's decision to ignore Ronaldo's attitude toward Real Madrid or feed into the star's ego.
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