- Justin Kluivert has expressed admiration for Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo
- The starlet was instrumental to Roma's impressive campaign in his debut season last year
- Kluivert will hope to add to his 3-goal tally when Roma face their rivals, Bologna during the weekend
Justin Kluivert, Roma winger, has named Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo as his football idol, saying the Portuguese footie is phenomenal "for what he is on and off the pitch."
Kluivert rose through the rank at Johan Cruyff Arena, becoming a football revelation in Ajax team before sealing a sensational move to Roma in 2018.
The starlet was instrumental to Roma's impressive campaign in his debut season, making 35 appearances in all competitions.
The 20-year-old is on a fine form for Giallarossi this season, with his key role helping the Italian giants to sit on the 5th spot with 36 points behind Juventus, Inter, Lazio and Atalanta.
Although his performance has been hindered by injury which he just recovered from in January, Kluivert has managed to score three goals in 15 games for Roma this season.
Speaking with Italian media DAZN, the young prodigy described Ronaldo as an inspiration on his career, while revealing he looked up to the Portuguese as a child.
"I've admired him since I was a child and I still follow him, but I don't have a photo with him," Kluivert said.
Talking about the challenges of praying in the Serie A, the young winger who is son of legendary former Netherlands striker Patrick Kluivert, revealed that he fell in love with the league because his decisive impact was quickly registered in his first game for Roma where he was able to record an assist for Eden Dzeko.
"When I arrived in Rome I was terrible in the defensive phase and in Italy, if you don't play for the others you don't go on the field.
"In the first match against Torino, my debut with Roma that I will never forget, I served an assist to [Edin] Dzeko, which was a dream. It was wonderful to be immediately decisive at a new club," the young winger further submitted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Kylian Mbappe has been tipped as the next biggest thing in world football after the era of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker believes it is too late for him to attain the level of Messi because the Argentine spent his whole career in Barcelona.