The Messi vs Ronaldo debate has raged for years and there seems to be no answer for it yet.
Boateng pointed out that while Ronaldo dominates the world, Messi is not from this planet.
He said that young footballers, who want to be great in their career should emulate Cristiano.
“For young people who are football players, Ronaldo should be the best in the world,” he told SPOX.
“He is the best example to look at because he trains to the fullest and has talent. He works like a madman, he is passionate with everything he does and about football.
“He always wants to be the best. He always wants to be first in everything, so, for a player who is just starting, the one to look at should be him because he is perfect.”
Boateng then goes on to say Messi ‘transcends’ the world with his ability and is ‘above everything else.’
“Ronaldo makes all of this happen in this world, but only in this world.
“In what transcends this world, the best is Messi, because he is incredible, he does things that nobody can do.
“I do not see him in this world. Ronaldo dominates this world and Messi is above everything else.”