Forward Kylian Mbappé affirmed this Wednesday that Argentine Lionel Messi (Barcelona) and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) are "better" than him today, despite their great presence in Paris Saint Germain and the French national team.
"Messi and Cristiano are better than me, everyone knows it. If you say that you are going to be better than them, it is no longer a matter of ego or determination, it is a lack of perspective. Those players are incomparable. They have overcome all the laws of statistics", praised the attacker in an interview with the Esquire media.
"Of course, we always end up comparing ourselves to the best, like a pastry chef compares to the best pastry chefs," he continued.
Mbappé, 22, has already become World Champion in Russia 2018 and has the Champions League pending with the French team, although there are rumors in the European media that link him with Real Madrid of Spain.
"I look at the games of other great footballers to see what they do and I think: 'I know how to do this, but does he know it too'? I think others look at me too. And that makes everyone try to be better, than each one push yourself to the limit, just as Ronaldo was good for Messi and Messi was good for Ronaldo", explained the attacker.
"Am I a star? I think so. If your image appears all over the city, in the world, it is all said. Being a star is status, but it does not make me a better person. Every time I jump to the field I tell myself "I am the best." But when you become a more important person, you have more duties. I am no longer the little boy", he closed.
Since his debut in the First Division with Monaco and PSG, Mbappé has won the French Ligue 1 four times, the French Cup and Super Cup three times, and the French League Cup twice.