Despite winning their 14th Champions League title, Lionel Messi claims that Real Madrid were not the best team in the competition this season.
The PSG star discusses his struggles adjusting to life after leaving Barcelona, which he describes as a “tough change.”
Real Madrid defeated Liverpool to win the Champions League on Saturday. In the last 16, they had pulled off a stunning comeback against PSG.
However, Lionel Messi isn’t convinced that Los Blancos were the best team this season. Messi said he did not want to leave Barcelona because of its “complete happiness.”
Lionel Messi feels Real Madrid was not the best club in the Champions League this season and hinted his PSG side were the better side in their round of 16 clash.
Los Blancos won their 14th European trophy as Vinicius Junior scored the game-winning goal in the final against Liverpool in Paris on Saturday night.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side had already beaten Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea on their way to the final at the Stade de France.
After defeating Liverpool in the final on Saturday night, Los Blancos earned their 14th European title.
But the most dramatic moment of their run to the final came in the last-16 contest against PSG, when Karim Benzema’s spectacular 17-minute hat-trick at the Santiago Bernabeu changed the second leg in Madrid’s favor.
It was again another season of failure for the French champions in the league, but Messi, 34, told Argentinian broadcaster TYC that Madrid were not the best team in the competition this season.
‘The Real Madrid game was our downfall. Messi said, ‘The best team does not always win.’
‘With no disrespect to Real Madrid, who are the European champions and are always there or thereabouts, but they were not the best team in this Champions League.’