Despite his idol being Cristiano, Mbappé confesses on who he looks up to at the French national team

Cristiano Ronaldo is the idol of Kylian Mbappé but he also looks up to French players he used to play with.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Kylian Mbappé laughs while training with France and Cristiano Ronaldo smiles and points while wearing the Portugal jersey.
Kylian Mbappé laughs while training with France and Cristiano Ronaldo smiles and points while wearing the Portugal jersey.
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Kylian Mbappé is known to be a football superstar, and he is currently one of the best players in the world. He is a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo, and he considers the Portuguese striker to be his football idol. While he looks up to one of the best players of all time, he mentions that he also looked up to a player in the French national team that helped him develop as a player due to their leadership. Mbappé said, “I played with Ramos, Buffon, Messi and Neymar, leaders in the Paris team. In the national team we had leaders like Pogba and Lloris, and today I am ready to take on this leadership role.” Mbappé is the captain of the French national team in EURO 2024, and he felt the need to name Paul Pogba and Hugo Lloris, who played with him in the 2018 World Cup and in the 2020 EUROS.

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Mbappé was happy to hear that he was named the captain of the national team at 25 years old. The French star said, “Being the captain of your country is an amazing thing. I will be proud to wear the captain’s armband. I am responsible for the players. I must try to make sure that everything goes well with the players, in international competitions.”

The goal of is clear for Mbappé this summer, and it is to win his first EUROS with France. Mbappé said, “With the national team, I still have the opportunity to win the Euros. I hope we win if we reach the final, but we have to think about the first match, as it is very important. Austria are a very good team, and they have a tactical coach who knows how to surprise.”

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Mbappé on his fitness

Rumors in France suggested that Kylian Mbappé sustained a little injury before EURO 2024, and some thought that the French star was not fit enough for the group stage. Mbappé concerned fans about his answer, saying, “My fitness? I prefer to have the mentality, more than the legs. It’s better if you have both. I hope to have both. I have the mentality, and we’ll see if I have the legs tomorrow.”

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