Napoli superstar Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, one of the biggest rising talents in football, is the latest player to answer the infamous question of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.
Despite the fact that Kvaratskhelia has been given the nickname of ‘Kvaradona’ and that his playing style might be considered similar to that of Messi, the Napoli winger has revealed his love for Cristiano Ronaldo. The 22-year-old Georgian international has stated that while he considers Cristiano Ronaldo his idol, Lionel Messi is at the top of the list.
Quizzed over whether he would choose Ronaldo or Messi as his idol, Kvaratskhelia said (via Tik Tok):
“I like Ronaldo more as he is my idol, but Messi is the top.”
The love that Kvicha Kvaratskhelia has for Ronaldo is not a surprise, considering the fact that the Portuguese has influenced a majority of young football stars with his physicality, speed and clinical goal-scoring ability.
Despite his bias towards Ronaldo, Kvaratskhelia rates Messi highly, believing the two players are true game legends. The two football icons have shared a long-held rivalry, breaking all the records in the history books for fun.
The Georgian superstar has been in sensational form for Napoli this season, scoring 14 goals and providing 16 assists in 30 appearances. His contributions have helped the Italian side qualify for the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history.