Bayern Munich attacking midfielder, Jamal Musiala, has compared Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Musiala described the influence that both Messi and Ronaldo have had on his career, insisting that both Ballon d’ Or winners are his role models as he grew up.
The 19-year-old star has emerged as one of European football’s hottest prospects over the past couple of seasons.
Musiala has scored 15 goals in 78 Bayern appearances since joining Bayern from Chelsea in 2019.
Musiala is capable of playing as a number 10, a central midfielder and on the left wing. The German international has claimed that Messi and Ronaldo were role models to him as he grew up.
“There are a few but I want to develop my own style. You can always learn little things. I used to watch Messi when I was a kid. Almost every game he played I said, ‘Wow,’ at least once, he did so many special things,” Musiala told Sport1.
“I then also decided that I would like to inspire people with my game at some point. He’s a sensational player.”
The former England U21 international was then asked to compare Messi to Ronaldo, he added: “Cristiano was and still is an absolute ‘role model’ for me. How hard he is still working at 37, taking care of his body and delivering at this level – just amazing!”
Messi and Ronaldo have won twelve Ballon d’Or awards between them in their illustrious careers.