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'In this world Ronaldo rules, but Messi is above him,' claims Kevin-Prince Boateng

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ronaldo and Messi are two of the greatest footballers of the modern era
Ronaldo and Messi are two of the greatest footballers of the modern era / Getty Images
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Former Barcelona star, Kevin-Prince Boateng has opened up on the age old debate on who is better between footballing superstars, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and he has a clear winner between the two.

Boateng who played for a number of clubs during his career, spent six months on loan at Barcelona in the 2018/19 season, during which he got to work closely with Messi, even though he made just five appearances for the Nou Camp outfit.

The 34-year-old was effusive in his praise for both the footballing icons, though there was one clear winner in his mind.

“For a young player, Ronaldo must be the best. He is the best example because he works hard. Even Quaresma or Nani had more talent when they were young than Ronaldo, but he works like nobody else because he wants to be the best," he told Diario AS.

“With Messi it is different, he is already sensational. He does things that no one else can do. I see him as if he were out of this world. In this world Ronaldo rules, but Messi is above him," the Ghanian added.

Despite the comparisons between the two footballers, there is no doubt that we as fans are lucky to have witnessed arguably the two greatest players in the history of the sport playing in the same era.

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