Ajax forward Justin Kluivert has admitted that he has a few role models in world football.
Speaking to Goal, he said, “I definitely have a few [role models]. My father is one of them, but Cristiano Ronaldo is another, also because of what he’s doing off the pitch.”
“He doesn’t just think about himself, but also about others. He does a lot for charities and is really dedicated to his life as a footballer. That’s something I can learn from and I want to be doing myself as well.”
He added, “I’m Team Messi. He is the best player in the world, but Ronaldo is a role model for me. I’m sure Messi [works hard] as well, but I like the way Ronaldo manages to deliver the message across social media. He is an example to follow because of the way he lives for the game. That’s just great.”
Kluivert recently made his international debut for Netherlands in the 3-0 win against Portugal. He aims to win the Ballon d’or award one day.
“That’s definitely my goal, I can tell you that. That’s what I want and nothing less,” he said. “I will have to work hard to get there, but I am only 18 and still have plenty of room for improvement. I will definitely work hard for it and that is my goal. There’s more to come from me,” he said.
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