9 months ago:
He treats Naruto special.
He said Naruto is the closest to him.
Naruto IS ABOVE SAKURA to HIM(Sasuke)
Naruto and him fought as equals which is tough for Sasuke to admit.
When Naruto was training outside, it was SASUKE who kept checking up oon him.
"In the past, parting from Naruto was as painful as tearing off his other half of his body."