Arsene Wenger, the Former Arsenal Manager, has said that both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi need better teammates in their respective clubs.
Wenger noted that both Juventus and Barcelona are overly reliant on the two superstars.
While Juventus fell 2-1 to FC Porto in Portugal, Barcelona suffered a 4-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 with both Ronaldo and Messi leading their various teams, with Joe Cole, a Former Chelsea midfielder, condemning the Argentine after the defeat at Camp Nou.
It was Messi that fired Barcelona into the lead from the spot-kick, but a Kylian Mbappe-inspired hat-trick sealed a successful comeback for the French side.
Wenger pointed out while speaking on beIN SPORTS, that Juventus’ reliant on Ronaldo showed that the “players around him just aren’t good enough.
“It’s a problem that [Juve] are only relying on Ronaldo.
“It’s the same for Messi. If the team is overly reliant on Messi, it’s because the players around him are not good enough.”
Juventus will play Porto in Turin for the second leg on March 9 but before then, they will play four Serie A fixtures.
While Barcelona will have to play four La Liga matches and their second-leg Copa del Rey semi-final clash with Sevilla before travelling to Paris for the second leg tie on 10th March.