Sakura no longer thinks poorly of Naruto despite thinking he is an idiot and her earlier stern disparaging opinion of him that flares at times.She now holds his abilities in high regard, yet is ever-worrying for his safety and well-being to the point of easily feeling unbearable guilt, and values him as one of her closest friends.She vented her displeasure for his rejection by punching a tree and causing her Inner Sakura to be born.
A couple of years later, when she learned Ino had a crush on Sasuke, Sakura ended their friendship so that they could compete for Sasuke's love, thus beginning a bitter rivalry between them.
In the anime, Sakura approached Ino, telling her of her liking towards Sasuke.
When assigned to Team 7, Sakura quickly finds herself ill-prepared for the duties of a shinobi.
However, after training under the Sannin Tsunade, she overcomes this, and becomes recognised as one of the world's greatest medical-nin.
Ino took it to end their friendship, starting their dislike towards each other in the beginning of the series.