Trincao Says Ronaldo and Messi are Two Completely Different Aliens; Expects the Argentine to Stay at Barcelona

Nov 21, 2020, 4:29 PM GMT+5:30
Lionel Messi, Francisco Trincao
Trincao expects Lionel Messi to stay at the club | Alex Caparros/Getty Images

FC Barcelona youngster Trincao expects club captain Lionel Messi to stay at the Catalan outfit, amid rumours that the Argentine could leave the club in the summer transfer window.

Messi's current contract with FC Barcelona will expire in the summer, and the six-time Ballon d'Or winner is yet to renew.

"I think [he’ll stay]. I see Leo calm in the dressing room and always wanting to train, and I think we’ll enjoy Leo for a long time at Barca," the 20-year-old told Mundo Deportivo [via Goal].

While Trincao plays alonside Messi at FC Barcelona, he is national team-mate of Cristiano Ronaldo. Comparing the two, the winger said, "They are two completely different aliens. Among the two best players in history. As a southpaw [left-footed player] I love Messi, but Cristiano is my compatriot, an animal, a phenomenon, and it would be unfair for me to say who is best."

He also revealed that when Messi announced his intention to leave Barcelona last summer via a fax, he hoped the Argentine would go to Juventus so we could Ronaldo and Messi play together.

"As a football lover, when the faxing mess happened, I hoped he would go to Juventus so we could see the two of them [Messi and Ronaldo] together. But for me, Messi’s place is where he is and where he has to end up is in this huge club, Barca," he said.