- Ronaldo hopes Messi comes out of retirement to play for Argentina again
- The Real Madrid star says missing a penalty doesn't make Messi a bad player
- He says it hurts him to see Messi cry
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed that it hurts him to see his rival Lionel Messi cry.
Reacting for the first time to Messi retirement from International football, Ronaldo said he hopes the Barcelona star have a rethink about calling it quit to his International career.
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He reportedly told Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo: "Messi has taken a tough decision and people should understand. He is not accustomed to defeats and disappointments, not even finish the second. Missing a penalty does not make you a bad player.
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"It hurts to see Messi in tears and I hope he returns to his country, because he needs it."
Messi quit international football after losing his fourth major final last month as Chile claimed Copa America glory on penalties.
Messi was visibly dejected when he sat on the pitch after the shootout defeat.