Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo needs good teammates – Wenger
Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has stated that both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi need higher teammates of their respective clubs.
The legendary supervisor noted that both Juventus and Barcelona are overly reliant on the 2 superstars.
Even as Juventus fell 2-1 to FC Porto in Portugal, Barcelona suffered a 4-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain within the Champions League last 16 with each Ronaldo and Messi leading their diverse teams.
Messi fired Barcelona into the lead from the spot-kick, however a Kylian Mbappe-stimulated hat-trick sealed a hit comeback for the French facet.
Talking on beIN sports activities, Wenger pointed out that Juventus’ reliant on Ronaldo confirmed that the “gamers round him just aren’t correct sufficient.
“It’s a hassle that [Juve] are only counting on Ronaldo.
“It’s the identical for Messi. If the group is overly reliant on Messi, it’s due to the fact the players round him are not exact sufficient.”
Juventus will welcome Porto to Turin for the second leg on March 9 however earlier than then, they’ll play four fixtures.
In the equal vein, Barcelona will need to play four LA Liga fits and their second-leg Copa del Rey semi-final clash with Sevilla before travelling to Paris for the second leg tie on tenth March.