'CR7 was the best until I met Messi'


Kevin Prince-Boateng admits he always labelled Cristiano Ronaldo as the best in the world until he started playing with Lionel Messi at FC Barcelona.

The debate regarding the best player in the world continues rage on, although Boateng has seemingly switch sides after his short stint at the Camp Nou.

The former Ghana international spent six months at the Camp Nou on loan in 2019, but he only made four appearances for the first team.

"The six months at Barcelona were incredible," Boateng told DAZN.

"At first, I didn't believe it. I thought it was Espanyol who wanted me, not the real Barcelona!

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"Training with Messi left me speechless. I had always said that Cristiano Ronaldo was the best in the world, but Messi is something else. He's not normal.

"While training with him, I felt inadequate for the first time in my career. He was doing incredible things. I felt like saying, 'I'm done, I'm going to quit playing!'"