Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has said that, according to him, Real Madrid have the best players in the world.
Barca and Real share the most influential rivalry in the world and Messi has conceded that his club needs to reach a level where the latter is.
Messi said that even if Real play poorly, they still manage to win games.
Messi feels Real Madrid are the best
Champions League the reason behind Real's success
Real have dominated the Champions League like no other team.
In recent history, Real have won three UCL titles in four seasons.
They are also in the final of the 2017-18 season and could win their fourth trophy and a third successive one.
Barca have been knocked out of the UCL in the quarter-finals in the last three seasons.
Messi wants to win more UCL titles
Messi stated that he wants to win the UCL every year and his side needs to be far more superior to win the coveted trophy.
He also added that it motivates him to see Real in the final of the UCL once again this season.
Can Barca come to terms with Real's recent European domination, is the question one seeks.
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Barca have dominated Spain like no one
Barca's last win in UCL came in 2014-15 season, and although they do not have the current consistency like Real, they have achieved more glory in Spain.
During Messi's time at the club, Barca have won nine La Liga honors.
They have also won seven Spanish Super Cups and six times Copa del Rey.
Messi has won four UCL titles with Barca as well.
Can Barca claim the UCL next season?
If Real win this season's UCL, then it will give them an advantage going into the next term as well. Barca have to break the quarters jinx and for that Ernesto Valverde needs his team to be mentally stronger.