Messi reveals what Real Madrid are missing since Ronaldo’s exit

first_img Messi gave a revealing interview with Mundo Deportivo this week and was also asked how much Ronaldo’s departure has impacted Real. Loading… “They have lost a great source of goals,” he said.“That’s something obvious but he did offer plenty of other aspects but when a side loses a source of 50 goals a season, you’re going to notice that. After Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo rivalled each other for goals, records and titles in LaLiga over nine years, the FC Barcelona captain has now explained what Real Madrid are missing since his arch nemesis left.Advertisementcenter_img “Madrid do have fine players but Cristiano was a guarantee to bag 50 goals per campaign.”Ronaldo and Messi battled each other for the Pichichi award for the top goalscorer in LaLiga, with the Portuguese winning it thrice during his stint at Real, while Messi won it five times over the same period and has added another one last season.Read Also: Lyon president Aulas: We tried to buy RonaldoInterestingly, during his time in Spain, Ronaldo became Real’s all-time record goalscorer, netting 450 times in 438 games, while he has also climbed into second spot among the top scorers in LaLiga history, with only Messi ahead of him.Ronaldo lifted 16 trophies during his stint at the Santiago Bernabeu, while Real have only managed to add another two since he has left the club.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Inventions Created To Start Saving The WorldEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy AboutWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?The Biggest Cities In The World So Far7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DronePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffitilast_img read more

Carlos Correa denies Astros were intimidated by Carlos Beltran

first_imgVIDEO: Amazing candor from Carlos Correa, calling ‘BS’ any anonymous report that Carlos Beltrán intimidated young players and that they were not allowed to speak up.— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) February 13, 2020MORE: Houston owner Jim Crane bungles sign-stealing apologyEarlier in the week, The Athletic reported that “small groups of Astros discussed their misgivings” about the team’s sign-stealing during the 2017 season, and that catcher Brian McCann approached Beltran — reportedly the ringleader of the scheme — to try to stop it, accoridng to two unnamed members of the team.”He disregarded it and steamrolled everybody,” the report quotes an anonymous player as saying. “Where do you go if you’re a young, impressionable player with the Astros and this guy says, ‘We’re doing this’? What do you do?”Correa, along with other Astros, pushed back against that narrative during their first public comments Thursday and defended Beltran, who was fired from his managerial job with the Mets earlier this offseason as a result of the sign-stealing scandal.”Beltran didn’t intimidate anybody,” Correa said. “I know I’m Puerto Rican (as is Beltran), and people will say, ‘Oh, he’s just trying to protect him.’ But you can talk to every single guy here that was here in 2017. Beltran is an unbelievable gentleman. He’s a straight-up gentleman. And nobody — not even you [reporters] — nobody, nobody, would feel intimidated by his presence, by his leadership. “I don’t see a person that’s your mentor and is there for you when you’re struggling as an intimidating person.”Jose Altuve reiterated Correa’s viewpoint Thursday.”Carlos was never a bad teammate,” Altuve said in Spanish, per ESPN. “Never took advantage of his status of having 20 years in MLB, what should be a Hall of Fame career, to steamroll anybody.”Here’s José Altuve (en español) saying that Carlos Beltrán never took advantage of his veteran status and of what he believes is a Hall-of-Fame career to ‘steamroll’ the team. Aquí José Altuve dando la cara por Alex Cora y Carlos Beltrán.— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) February 13, 2020 Carlos Correa denied reports that Carlos Beltran intimidated a green Astros clubhouse into stealing signs in 2017, saying Thursday that “everybody” could have stopped the scheme had they wanted to.”We didn’t feel scared of Beltran; we didn’t feel intimidated,” Correa said, per ESPN. “Whoever the anonymous source is that’s saying that we felt intimidated or we were too young to say something, that’s just straight-up bulls—.”last_img read more