Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are considered the two best players of their generation, and it’s not a surprise that Kylian Mbappe has picked one of them as his idol.
The PSG star is seen as the heir to the throne of the two greats whenever they decide to retire from the beautiful game of football.
Both Messi and Ronaldo are seen as idols to players of the new generation, and for Mbappe it is the same. But the World Cup winner revealed he considers Ronaldo as his idol over Messi.
He decided to pick the Portugal star over the Argentine star because of the winning mentality he brings to a team.
‘For me, it is too late to make a career like Messi, I would have had to stay in Monaco. Without taking any merit from Messi, now I have to be inspired by the career of Cristiano,’ Mbappe told La Gazzetta Dello Sport with quotes picked Dailymail
‘Juventus is a strong team and is shown by the finals he played in recent seasons. They have always lacked something to make a difference, and now he has it thanks to Cristiano.
‘He is the player that makes you win the important things. This year Juventus is among the favourites, but there are also the usual ones, Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool,’ he said.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo is not Mbappe’s only Idol with the former Monaco man picking Zinedine Zidane and Brazil legends Ronaldo De Lima, Ricardo Kaka and (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) Pele as his other idols.
‘If you are French, you obviously grow up with Zidane as an idol. Then another idol was Cristiano, with whom I have already had the good fortune to measure myself as a rival, also with the national team,’ Mbappé added.
‘Then I loved the great Brazilian players, like (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) Pelé, (Ronaldo de Assis Moreira) Ronaldinho, Ronaldo Nazario or Ricardo Kaká .. To my fans I want to give the message of a boy who believed in his dream, giving the maximum, trying to overcome its limits and leave a mark on my sport.’