The 28 year old German defender no other player is currently in debate to match the level of the Barcelona superstar and with the Real Madrid attacker.

Bayern Munich defender thinks that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are form another world and believes that this year Ballon d'Or it is very impulsive to win for other players ahead of them.

The world cup winner has a impressive season in 2015-2016 season, now he is the one of the best defender in the game, but he give himself a little bit of chance to lifting the orotund  individual award come in January.

"It has been 10 years since Fabio Cannavaro was the last defender to win the Ballon d'Or. It is really hard as a defender. You would have to win the World Cup, make the team of the tournament and ideally score a few goals as well," Boateng told.

"And I am not even taking those two players from another world into account then. It will be very hard for anyone to win the Ballon d'Or so long as Messi and Ronaldo are playing at this level, regardless of whether you are a defender or an attacker. They are superstars.

"We have some great players with the [Germany] national team like Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos and Mesut Ozil, but nobody will get angry when I say we do not have a player like Messi or Ronaldo. They are extraordinary even at the highest level."