Lionel Messi Praises Kylian Mbappé’s Bright Future
The highly anticipated World Cup showdown between former PSG teammates Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé ended with Messi emerging victorious, just like the Ballon d’Or. However, Messi believes that Mbappé has a very promising future ahead of him.
A Shift in the Battle for the Golden Ball
The competition for the prestigious Ballon d’Or has always been fierce between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, leaving little room for other players to shine. Only Luka Modric and Karim Benzema have managed to make their mark. However, the upcoming season is expected to bring a significant change, as both Messi and Ronaldo are no longer in the race.
“Kylian Almost Spoiled the Final for Us with His Goals”
In an interview with France Football, Lionel Messi, the recent winner of his eighth Ballon d’Or, discussed his competitors this year, specifically highlighting Kylian Mbappé’s performance: “Kylian had an exceptional season, including a spectacular World Cup where he scored 8 goals and provided 2 assists. He almost single-handedly disrupted the final with his remarkable goals.”
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“One of the Very Best Players in the World”
Messi further praised Mbappé, acknowledging his exceptional talent: “In my opinion, and as I have stated multiple times before, he is one of the footballers who has the potential to win the award every year. He is undoubtedly one of the very best players in the world.”