The rivalry between Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo makes La Liga great, says Jonas

The former Gremio man has heaped praise on the goalscoring duo, claiming that their duel is what makes the Primera Division so enthralling

Valencia forward Jonas believes the rivalry between Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo is what makes La Liga so good.

The Brazilian was full of praise for the record-breaking duo, and also went on to explain how happy he was at the end of his first full season in Spain.

“I had only previously seen the two of them on TV, but to stand alongside them now will live in my memory forever,” the 28-year-old told SporTV in Brazil.

"The rivalry between them is what makes this championship so beautiful.

"I am very happy here [in Valencia]. Things are going the way I wanted them to, maybe even a little better.”

Jonas has played 34 league games for Valencia this season, scoring 10 goals.