Ronaldo: Mbappe Is The Present And The Future
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Ronaldo: Mbappe Is The Present And The Future

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Kylian Mbappe is the present and future of football, according to Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward has established himself as one of the leading players in world football after bursting onto the scene with Ligue 1 outfit, Monaco, in 2016-17.

With the World Cup, three French topflight titles and three other domestic cups for France, PSG and Monaco already won by the 21-year-old, he is poised to have an incredible career.

Ronaldo knows everything about having a successful career, having won titles with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus and he has seen a lot that suggests Mbappe would be the top star in the future.

"Mbappe is the future and the present," the 35-year-old said in a promotional video shared by Marca.

"He's a fantastic player, very fast, and he will be the future."

Meanwhile, in a recent interview, Mbappe also admitted he is looking at Ronaldo rather than Messi for inspiration when it comes to his own career

"It's too late for me to carve out a career like Messi's, I would have had to stay at Monaco," Mbappe told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Without taking anything away from Messi, now I have to draw on Cristiano's career for inspiration.

"If you're French, obviously you would have grown up with [Zinedine] Zidane as your idol. After that, it was Cristiano, who I have been fortunate enough to have faced as an opponent, at club level and with the national team."

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