Paris Saint-Germain celebrity Kylian Mbappé has spoken of his admiration for idol Cristiano Ronaldo and considers Juventus are playing soccer under their manager Maurizio Sarri.
“I grew up with the fantasy of Zidane, I loved the Amazing Brazilian players: from Pelé to Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, and Kakà.
“It is late for me to have a career like Messi, otherwise I should have stayed in Monaco. So, logically and without needing to take away anything from Messi, I have to be motivated by Ronaldo’s career”, he said.
The 21-year-old considers Juventus have a fantastic opportunity to win this year’s Champions League and considers the effect of Sarri could assist the Turin-based side to reach that goal.
“Juventus are a strong team and this is demonstrated from the Champions League finals they’ve played in recent seasons. The Bianconeri have always lacked something which makes the difference, but they actually have something with Ronaldo, a participant who makes you win the important things.
“So this season Juventus remains one of the favorites, that are the typical ones: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool and others of all time. Additionally, with Sarri, Juve play a fantastic game, thanks to a group of powerful players regardless.”
He also talked of teammate Marco Veratti who he highly respects.
“Icardi is one of the best strikers in the world, but he came with lots of humility, he put himself in the service of the group. He has already scored a lot, proving to be a significant element for PSG. I hope he continues at this rate because we are ambitious. I also score a lot but that does not mean I wish to overshadow other team-mates.
“On the contrary, with Icardi there is a good deal of understanding, we have complementary styles of play, as demonstrated by the aids we exchange. The main thing is to continue like this in the second half of this season.”
I think it’s clear to everybody. He is the player who has impressed me the most because I have been at PSG. He is incredibly strong and I am incredibly lucky to have him on the team. I’m proud to have the ability to play with him.”
“Neymar is an excellent player that I get together with the pitch off. It has been a tough two seasons for him, but he is returning to his best degrees. It’s very good news for PSG and for people who love football.
“Few teams can manage to line up strikers of our degree, but attacking does not do everything. However, we need team spirit and we must be the first forward to place ourselves in the service of the collective match, to expect to win something significant.”
Mbappé, with a contract to stay at PSG until 2022, has been linked with a move to Liverpool or Real Madrid. As he’s hinted that his career should emulate that of Ronaldo who has moved through Europe with top clubs in England, Spain and Italy instead of 1 club man Messi, anticipate a move soon.
He’s expected to stay in Paris at least until the summer, without a movement imminent. Whatever happens, the World Cup winner is a player with his feet firmly on the floor and will almost certainly achieve even greater success in the not too distant future.