In his interview with Le Parisien, Paris Saint-Germain’s newcomer Nuno Mendes was asked whether his fellow Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo was his idol.
“My idol on the field has to do more with my position. I love Ronaldo and Leo Messi in the same way, but my idol is Jordi Alba,” the left-back responded.
“It’s a dream for me as it is for any footballer [to play with both Ronaldo and Messi].
“I have a lot of images of Messi in my head, and that’s the case for a lot of Barcelona players because I’ve seen a lot of their games. I cannot help but remember the goals scored by Messi. I immediately think of his free-kick against Liverpool.”
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi and Nuno Mendes are yet to link up on the pitch as the Argentine didn’t take part in the match against Clermont. However, they might have the chance to share the pitch in the upcoming match against Club Brugge.