Kylian Mbappe performs U-turn on Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi debate
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Kylian Mbappe has appeared to perform a U-turn on the Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi debate.
After Messi led Argentina to World Cup glory in Qatar last year, many believe that the Paris Saint Germain star is now the undisputed GOAT.
It has been widely known that Mbappe is a huge fan of Ronaldo, the 24-year-old’s father previously said in 2016: “He [Mbappe] is a Real Madrid fan and his idol is Cristiano Ronaldo. He used to spend hours watching videos [of Ronaldo] on the internet.”
That statement by Mbappe’s father was backed up by the Frenchman’s former teammate Abdou Diallo, who said: “Cristiano Ronaldo is literally everything to Kylian Mbappe. If you mention Lionel Messi against Cristiano, Mbappe will debate with you for at least an hour. For him, Cristiano is untouchable.”
However, it seems that Mbappe has now changed his mind after Monday night’s Best FIFA Awards.
After Messi was named the best male player of the year, Mabppe took to social media to congratulate his PSG teammate and called him 'The Best'.
He wrote on Instagram: “Another trophy at home. Big congratulations to @leomessi you are #TheBest.”
Messi has had a stunning 22/23 season so far, aside from the success at the World Cup, he has been influential for PSG too.
So far, he has scored 17 goals and assisted 16 in 28 appearances across all competitions.
During his acceptance speech, he said: “I’d like to express thanks to my team-mates, to Scaloni [Argentina coach] and without them I wouldn’t be here. My coach, he is part of this victory as well. I’d like to pay tribute to all of my team-mates. It was an amazing year and I achieved a dream I’ve been hoping for so long.
“Finally I achieved it. It’s a dream for any player. Very few players can achieve that and I’ve been lucky enough to do it.”