With a total of 12 Golden Balls in their careers, the legendary status of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is undeniable. Despite the respect the two have for each other, a part of fans always find ways to argue and compare who is greater.
For Kylian Mbappe, his admiration for Ronaldo is obvious. The French striker openly idolizes Ronaldo, with pictures of the Portuguese superstar hanging around the room.
However, fate pushed Mpbappe to become Messi’s teammate at PSG, before facing his senior in the historic 2022 World Cup final between Argentina and France.
After spending time with Messi, Mbappe has a different perspective on the most controversial topic in soccer.
“I love Cristiano and I was a huge fan of him when I was young, but I also started to learn about Messi, because when you are a huge fan of Cristiano when you are young, you might not see how good Messi is , because you love Cristiano. But I’ve grown up and now I like both,” the striker born in 1998 expressed.
Former teammate at PSG, Abdou Diallo, once revealed that Mbappe could passionately debate Messi and Ronaldo for hours, showing the French striker’s admiration for both football legends.
Along with Erling Haaland, Mbappe is considered the successor of Messi – Ronaldo. However, the 2018 World Cup champion is determined to forge his unique path in the world of football: “Every time I go on the field, I always tell myself that I am the best… in my head, I always tell myself that you are the best, because that way you don’t set yourself limits and you try to do your best.”
Bao Bao | 15:40 September 15, 2023