Lionel Messi is described by Cristiano Ronaldo's "best friend" as "the hardest player he has ever faced." 

The title of "hardest player to play against" is not often applied to players. 

Most definitely not by someone who has frequently faced elite players, like as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.  

However, Lionel Messi is the player that has caused the most nightmares for an Al Hilal player.  

In an open interview from recently, the Moroccan international narrates these incidents.  

The former Sevilla midfielder talked about his connection with Cristiano Ronaldo during their time together on the Spanish football field.  

The 32-year-old reminisced about his days in La Liga and had an interesting conversation with Ronaldo's youngster.  

In a recent interview, Yassine Bounou—who placed 13th in the Ballon d'Or 2023—spoke candidly.  

He discussed his opinions on the intricate details of the beautiful game, but his admiration for Lionel Messi resonated with the audience. 

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