Kylian Mbappe only finished 3rd in the race to win the 2023 Golden Ball title, behind Erling Haaland and Lionel Messi. This is completely understandable, because although the Paris Saint-Germain striker still shines regularly, he has not won any notable team titles like the two names mentioned above.
When asked about how Kylian Mbappe could win this prestigious title, Luis Enrique, his coach at Paris Saint-Germain, said: ”To win the Golden Ball, In addition to the individual contributions he has made, you need collective titles. We try to win as many wins as possible with PSG. A player at this level, when successful, will also win the Golden Ball. That’s for sure”.
Lionel Messi and Ronaldo are a story of the past, now, Kylian Mbappe’s biggest opponents in the race for this noble individual title will be Jude Bellingham and Erling Haaland. All 3 are playing for big clubs, capable of winning many collective titles.
If Kylian Mbappe shines brightly, helping the French team win the EURO 2024 championship, the tournament taking place next summer, his chances of winning the Golden Ball will be greater than ever.
Huy Truong | 13:04 November 3, 2023