Kevin Prince Boateng Opens Up on Messi Asking About Serie A During Ronaldo's Time There

Kevin Prince Boateng Opens Up on Messi Asking About Serie A During Ronaldo's Time There

Lukman Mumuni
October 6, 2023 at 5:48 AM
  • Kevin-Prince Boateng has opened up on his only chat with Lionel Messi
  • The former Ghana international spent a season on loan at Barcelona
  • Boateng recently announced his retirement from the sport

Former Ghana midfielder, Kevin-Prince Boateng has disclosed 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.

The 37-year-old insists he only spoke to Messi once and it was the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner inquiring about the state of the Serie A.

Kevin-Prince Boateng, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona
Kevin-Prince Boateng has spoken about Lionel Messi's interest in Serie A because of Ronaldo. Credit: @AlNassrFC @FCBarcelona @MLS
Source: Twitter

According to Boateng, it was during the time Ronaldo had moved to the Italian league after leaving Barcelona's rivals Real Madrid.

“He [Messi] is the captain but doesn't speak. We spoke one time in the shower because he asked if it's difficult to score in Italy because Ronaldo was there at that time, and he showed the rivalry between them," he told FIVE UK.
"I told him that it was more difficult that Ronaldo was there, and he scored every game for 3 years. People forget too easily what he's done there,” he added.

Boateng left at the end of his loan spell to return to Italy after winning La Liga that year with the Blaugranas, as reported by transfermarkt.

Boateng insists he lied Messi was the best

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Former Ghanaian midfielder, Kevin-Prince Boateng has said he lied about Lionel Messi being the best player in the world so he could wear the Barcelona jersey.

The former AC Milan star played alongside the Argentine veteran during his loan spell at the Catalan giants in the 2018/19 season.

Boateng famously declared Messi as the best footballer he ever played alongside following his first training session with the reigning La Liga champions.

Kevin-Prince Boateng retires from football

Kevin-Prince Boateng has announced his retirement from football at the age of 36.

The former Ghana international hung up his boots after an illustrious career which saw him play for 15 clubs in Europe.

The 36-year-old started his career at Hertha Berlin and returned home to end his football journey with his boyhood club in the Bundesliga.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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