Saturday March 30 2019
Kean: 'Hope to reach Ronaldo level'

Moise Kean hit another winner for Juventus against Empoli and the 19-year-old said he “hopes to one day reach the level of Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi.”

The Italy international capped off a glorious week after scoring in Euro 2020 qualifiers against both Finland and Liechtenstein.

He came off the bench this evening and got the winner to beat Empoli 1-0 with only his second touch.

It means he has become the youngest player since Mario Balotelli (who was 18 years and 242 days old in 2009) to reach eight Serie A goals.

“I’m very happy at another record. As I said, I’m always ready to beat some more records,” he told Sky Sport Italia, aged 19 years and 31 days.

“Hard work is the only thing that can help me prove what I can do every single weekend.”

Max Allegri said in his Press conference that people had to calm the clamour around Kean, because he is “not Cristiano Ronaldo, nor Messi” and too much attention was unhealthy.

“If the Coach says that, then it’s true. Of course I am not Cristiano or Messi. I hope to one day reach their level, if I work hard enough.”