Jordi Cruyff warns Messi to learn from Real Madrid after Ronaldo's departure

Jordi Cruyff warns Messi to learn from Real Madrid after Ronaldo's departure

- Cruyff has told Messi to learn from Real Madrid's flop after Ronaldo left them

- The former Barcelona midfielder says the Argentine is the umbrella of his team

- The ex-Man United star is currently the manager of Chongqing Dangdai Lifan

Barcelona legend Jordi Cruyff has send a note of warning to Lionel Messi concerning how Real Madrid's form dwindled after Cristiano Ronaldo left the club.

The Portuguese talisman ended his nine-year romance with Los Blancos in the summer following a €100million to Juventus.

Madrid had initially struggled this season without Ronaldo and are eight points off the pace from their rivals Barcelona, although they have a game at hand.

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Messi's contract at Camp Nou expires in 2021 and the club's former midfielder have urged them to learn from their mistakes.

"What happened to Madrid is a warning for Barça," the Chongqing Dangdai Lifan coach told Sport.

"Madrid players are still great, but in football you need that player who even losing 2-0 you think you can win. It happens with Messi. It's much more than football... it is belief."

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Messi is currently enjoying a good season scoring 21 goals in just 20 games in all competitions for La Blaugrana.

The former Manchester United midfielder said Ronaldo – like Messi at Barça – was holding Madrid together.

"You analyse Madrid and you see that Cristiano was the man who holds the umbrella. When it rains, nobody gets wet. Now, there is no umbrella."

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Meanwhile, had earlier done a review on Barcelona star player Lionel Messi's goals scoring record in 2018.

The 31-year-old scored 50 goals in 52 matches for club and country with his last for 2018 coming against Celta Vigo in a La Liga match played at Nou Camp. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better.

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