FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi admits he's not surprised by the record-breaking scoring run by Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus.
Ronaldo has netted in 11 consecutive Serie A games this season taking his overall tally to 20 goals in as many league games.
His staggering scoring run has seen him move into second place in the league's scoring charts and into the top-three for the European Golden Shoe award, despite having turned 35 this month.
Meanwhile, Messi has failed to score in his last four league games but has registered six assists over the last three starts for the Blaugrana.
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And Messi concedes the form of Ronaldo isn't surprising as goal-scoring has naturally become an obsession for the Portugal captain.
"It's normal that he continues to score, he is a predatory striker, he loves to score, any day he plays he will score," Messi told Mundo Deportivo.
"He has many good attributes as a forward and at the minimum, he converts."
At 32, Messi has also maintained his impressive form with 14 goals in 19 LaLiga outings and he remained diplomatic when asked whether he'd continue playing into his late 30's.
"The reality is that one is turning years old and does not know," Messi explains.
"But I feel very good, better than in previous years, and that I am not making goals, but on a physical level and legs I feel very good."