If there’s one knock on Messi, other than his jumpshot, it would be this: dude is boring. He’s like Alex Trebek Jeopardy boring (Google him). I’ve seen naps more exciting than Messi interviews (So I like to watch people sleep … that’s not weird or anything).
On the field he’s electrifying, off the field … agonizing.
The latest example comes from comments he made to FIFA.com about challenger to his throne Cristiano Ronaldo.
Here they are (try to stay awake, but if you can’t … can I watch?):
“I respect him, but I have no relationship with him, as I don’t with a lot of other footballers. There’s never been any kind of anger toward Cristiano. It’s all made up by the press who want to believe there’s a constant duel between the two of us, but I don’t compete with Cristiano, nor does he with me. I just want to do my job, I want things to go well, and I want to keep winning trophies with the national side and with Barcelona.”
Man, if it weren’t for Ronaldo keeping this rivalry alive with an occasionally controversial comment it wouldn’t even exist. And it does exist, Messi. We need it to. So just accept it and nod in agreement.