Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng says Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is a perfect role model to young footballers across the globe while Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is in another world.
The 31-year-old, who is currently plying his trade at Serie A side Sassuolo, previously faced the two icons in La Liga while at Las Palmas between 2016 and 2017.
“Ronaldo dominates this world and Messi is above everything else. For young people who are football players, Ronaldo should be the best in the world,” Boateng told SPOX.
“Ronaldo is the best example to look at because he trains to the fullest and has talent. He works like a mad man, he is passionate with everything he does and about football.
“He always wants to be the best. He always wants to be first in everything, so, for a player who is just starting, the one to look at should be him because he is perfect.”
“Ronaldo makes all of this happen in this world, but only in this world. In what transcends this world, the best is Messi, because he is incredible, he does things that nobody else can do. I do not see him in this world,” he added.
Boateng has been impressive at Sassuolo since joining from German side Eintracht Frankfurt, scoring two goals in four games.