Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are role models for many young footballers and you don’t have to wonder why. PSV Eindhoven striker Noni Madueke has joined a list of young players looking to emulate the legendary duo in their careers.

The 19 year old revealed:

“I grew up watching him [Ronaldo]. What he did was inspiring, and the fact that he still does it is a testament to how hard he works. He’s the greatest inspiration for someone who is confident but supports them on the pitch every time they get out. “

“All of my idols – people like Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi and the new generation of guys like Mbappe – play with a confident arrogance. I like that and try to implement it in my game.”

“I have high expectations of myself. I feel like I can be one of the best players in the league and that’s what I want to do. I want to be good for my team. We have already won the Super Cup, “a taste of what it means to win something.”

“I want to make sure that I am as important to this team (U21) as my team at home at club level. We have to maintain that attitude and the hunger and desire for competition and there are enough talent to be successful.” . “

Noni Madueke is currently one of the brightest talents in the Dutch league. He has made nine appearances for PSV Eindhoven so far this season and scored an impressive four goals.

The attacker’s brilliant performances in the Eredivisie have put him on the radar of many clubs, especially in the Premier League. People like Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City and Wolves are reportedly monitoring his progress.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have ruled the football world for almost two decades
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have ruled the football world for almost two decades

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are starting new chapters in their careers

It’s been a huge summer for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who have both opened new chapters in their respective careers. The Argentine recently ended his 21 year stint at Barcelona to complete a nosedive at Paris Saint-Germain while his counterpart also left Juventus to join Manchester United.

The two players are still firing from all cylinders. Lionel Messi was named both top scorer and best player when he recently led Argentina to triumph in the Copa America, while Cristiano Ronaldo also ended up as top scorer in the European Championship this summer.