Kylian Mbappe has reiterated his desire to succeed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo by declaring himself the “best footballer” on the planet right now.
Many have predicted that Mbappe will replace Messi and Ronaldo, who have won a combined 12 Ballon d’Ors, as the famous combo enter the twilight of their illustrious careers.
Erling Haaland and Vinicius Jr. have also been mentioned as potential prospects to challenge Mbappe for the title of “best player” in the near future. However, from a personal standpoint, the Frenchman believes he is unrivaled.
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“In my head, I always tell myself that I am the best because that way, you don’t set limits, and you try to give the best version of yourself,” he said as quoted by El Futbolero.
His frame of view and subsequent actions on the pitch appear egoistic. Nonetheless, the 24-year-old says it motivates him as a person.
“People don’t understand the ego, but when you’re not well, there is no one who is going to approach you to tell you that you are capable.
“You are alone. You have to convince yourself that you can do great things,” he ended.
According to Transfermarkt, he is in pole position to win his sixth consecutive Ligue 1 top scorer award this season, with 28 goals, two more than closest opponent Alexander Lacazette.
Mbappe was rated higher than Messi
According to Sports Brief, Fabio Capello has stirred a heated controversy by claiming that Kylian Mbappe is currently better than PSG teammate Lionel Messi.
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The former Real Madrid manager, who is respected in the football world for his astute analysis and considerable experience, made the allegation just hours before the 2023 Laureus Award presentation.
Capello praised Messi for his well-documented achievements in his long career, which has seen him win the Ballon d’Or seven times, but asserted that Mbappe’s outstanding pace, technical brilliance, and proficiency in front of goal make him the finest player in the world right now.