Is it difficult to score in Italy? Messi asked me because Ronaldo was there at that time – Kevin-Prince Boateng

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Is it difficult to score in Italy? Messi asked me because Ronaldo was there at that time - Kevin-Prince Boateng

Kevin-Prince Boateng, a former Ghanaian midfielder, has revealed that he only had one conversation with Lionel Messi during his time at Barcelona.

Boateng played alongside the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner during his loan spell in Spain with the Catalan giants in 2018-19.

The former AC Milan star has said that the only time he spoke to Messi was in the shower, when the Argentine asked him about the state of the Serie A after Cristiano Ronaldo had moved to the Italian league after leaving Barcelona’s rivals Real Madrid.

Boateng said that Messi asked him if it was difficult to score in Italy because Ronaldo was there at that time. Boateng told him that it was more difficult because Ronaldo had scored every game for three years.

Boateng left Barcelona at the end of his loan spell to return to Italy, where he won La Liga with the Blaugranas.

In a separate interview, Boateng has admitted that he lied when he said that Messi was the best player in the world when he first joined Barcelona. He said that he was “forced” to lie and say that Messi was the best player in the world when he joined Barcelona otherwise he “wouldn’t play”.

Boateng retired from football in 2022 at the age of 36. He had an illustrious career which saw him play for 15 clubs in Europe.

The rivalry between Messi and Ronaldo

The rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest in sporting history. The two players have dominated the game of football for over a decade, and their individual accolades are simply staggering.

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Messi has won seven Ballon d’Or awards, the most by any player in history. He has also won six European Golden Shoes, the most by any player in history.

Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or awards, the second-most by any player in history. He has also won four European Golden Shoes, the second-most by any player in history.

The two players have also been incredibly successful at club level. Messi has won 10 La Liga titles and four Champions League titles with Barcelona. Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or awards, the second-most by any player in history. He has also won four European Golden Shoes, the second-most by any player in history.

The rivalry between Messi and Ronaldo has been fueled by their constant competition for individual awards and team trophies. The two players have also been compared to each other on a regular basis, with fans and pundits debating who is the better player.

The impact of Messi and Ronaldo on football

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have had a profound impact on the game of football. The two players have inspired a generation of players and fans, and they have helped to make the game more popular than ever before.

Messi and Ronaldo have also raised the standards of the game. Their performances have forced other players to raise their game in order to compete with them.

The rivalry between Messi and Ronaldo has also been good for the game. It has generated excitement and interest, and it has helped to promote the game around the world.

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Conclusion

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are two of the greatest footballers of all time. They have had a profound impact on the game of football, and their rivalry has been one of the greatest in sporting history.

Additional information about Kevin-Prince Boateng

Here is some additional information about Kevin-Prince Boateng and his time at Barcelona:

  • Boateng was born in Berlin, Germany, to a Ghanaian father and a German mother.
  • He began his professional career with Hertha BSC in 2006.
  • He has also played for Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, AC Milan, Schalke 04, Fiorentina, Las Palmas, Eintracht Frankfurt, Beşiktaş, Monza, and Hertha BSC (again).
  • He has won league titles in Germany, Italy, and Turkey.
  • He also won the UEFA Champions League with Bayern Munich in 2013.
  • Boateng made 22 appearances and scored one goal for Barcelona during his loan spell in 2018-19.
  • He was capped 15 times by Ghana and scored two goals.
  • He retired from football in 2022 at the age of 36.

Here is some additional information about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo:

  • Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina, to a Spanish father and an Italian mother.
  • He began his professional career with Barcelona in 2003.
  • He has won 10 La Liga titles, 7 Copa del Rey titles, and 4 Champions League titles with Barcelona

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