In a recent interview, one of the popular world’s rising stars confessed he tells himself every day that he is better than Messi and Ronaldo.
The truth is that there are not many players in the world who have the skill to consider themselves better than Messi and Ronaldo. To be honest about it, there will still be a long time before any player can brag about having a similar career to these two all-time best player candidates.
But no doubt, there is a handful of players who have the confidence and the talent to feel at that level. And there are only two players currently registering similar numbers at this stage of their careers. Those players are no other than Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
Moreover, we’ve always wondered if they compare themselves to Messi and Ronaldo in any way, and here now we got the answer for that. The French youngster just confessed he actually tells himself every day that he is better than Messi and Ronaldo. Despite that not being true, you have to at least give him props for all that confidence!
Mbappe On Him Being Better Than Messi and Ronaldo
“The ego? Of course, it’s important because when you’re in the rough, no one else is going to push you,” Kylian Mbappe told RMC Sport. ” And you have to convince yourself that you are capable of toppling mountains. People don’t understand ego but when you are not well there is no one who will come to your house to tell you that you can do that. It’s just you and your mindset. It’s just you. You have to convince yourself that you are capable of doing great things. Every time I go on a pitch I always tell myself that I’m the best and yet I have played on grounds where there was Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.”
“They are better players than me, they have done a billion more things than me. But, in my head, I always tell myself that I’m the best because that way you don’t give yourself limits and you try to give your best. Of course, sometimes people do not understand because I think there is perhaps also this barrier which is created in relation to this subject, where one does not really explain what the ego is.”
“For people, the ego is just not giving a friend a penalty, having a better salary than the player of the rival team. It’s not just that, it’s also in the preparation. It’s a personal thing, to surpass yourself, it’s way beyond that superficial thing of saying ‘me, me’. But I think there is quite a bit to be said about it.”
Honestly, the youngster just showed his strength of character here!