Ajax youngster Justin Kluivert has stated his ambition is to be the best in the world and is hoping to emulate his father and score in the Europa League final next week.

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The winger, who just turned 18 is about to play in his first major European final when Ajax meet Manchester United in the Europa League on Wednesday.

Speaking to the Guardian, Kluivert stated he was hoping to emulate his father Patrick who scored in the Champions League win over AC Milan back in 1995, “Hopefully I can score as well in my first European final, just like my father did.”

Kluivert then added that his father has taught him a lot, but he is not the young winger’s idol with Justin learning from watching Cristiano Ronaldo,  “He plays in the same position. I really admire his skills but also his mentality, in the way that he truly lives for football, even at his age and having achieved so much. I saw the documentary about him and thought: ‘I want to be like him.”

The young star is clear on his ambitions for the future as well, “My wish is to become the best player in the world. You have to pick up everything you come across, put it in your backpack, get it out when needed, train hard and show your class at every opportunity. And don’t talk about it but really mean it and do everything for it.”

You can read the full interview with Justin Kluivert on the Guardian website. Click here.

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