A former teammate of the Frenchman reveals his preferences
The World Cup final that many fans have been dreaming of will see a clash between two huge footballers who play together at PSG. We are, of course, talking about Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. The Argentine will be looking for his first World Cup in what will be his last appearance at the tournament. The Frenchman has more World Cups to go, but in his second time he can come out on top again.
Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer in the tournament, nor will he ever be able to win it. The Portuguese was eliminated in the quarter-finals against Morocco, in what was almost certainly his last World Cup appearance, although this is not confirmed as Messi’s situation has been. However, Cristiano Ronaldo has many admirers, including an unexpected one in the form of Kylian Mbappe.
This has been confirmed by former PSG defender Abdou Diallo, currently at Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, in an interview with the Daily Mail, in which he spoke of Mbappe’s thoughts on the debate between the Argentinian and the Portuguese.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is literally everything to Kylian Mbappe,” Diallo told the Daily Mail.
“If you mention Lionel Messi versus Cristiano, Mbappe will debate with you for at least an hour.
“For him, Cristiano is untouchable.”
It’s no secret that Mbappe grew up idolizing Cristiano Ronaldo, with some pictures of him in his room as a child. The Frenchman gets on well with Messi on the pitch, as they have shown at PSG, but they don’t seem to be the best of friends.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is waiting to sign for a new club after his departure from Manchester United was made official before the World Cup. The Portuguese is almost ready to sign for Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr, as MARCA reported, although it has not yet been made official.
Kylian Mbappe can grow his status even more this Sunday by achieving something that Cristiano Ronaldo will not do and that Messi, if he is defeated, will not do either. The Frenchman could win his second World Cup at just 23 years of age.
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