Who do you think would be the rightful successor to Ronaldo and Messi as the best player in world football? French and Juventus legend David Trezeguet gives his verdict on one of the biggest debates.
David Trezeguet has backed Kylian Mbappe as the rightful successor to Ronaldo and Messi.
A new era beckons as Messi and Ronaldo, who have won a combined 11 Ballon d’Or prizes, approach the twilight phase of their respective careers. They may forever be the best in history, but the day they’ll have to retire nears.
However, the question still remains who will succeed them as the bestin the world?
Moreover, we have plenty of young exciting talents already making their names on the big, such as Mbappe and Erling Haaland. But David Trezeguet is convinced his compatriot Kylian Mbappe is best placed to take over from Messi and Ronaldo.
“Mbappe is on the right track anyway,” the Juventus legend told Le Parisien.
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“He asserts himself as the rightful successor to Messi or Ronaldo. He is best placed to take their place.”
At the age of 22, Kylian Mbappe is already a World Cup and four-time Ligue 1 winner. The Frenchman is even a contender for the 2021 Ballon d’Or and has scored eight goals in as many Champions League games this season.
Meanwhile, his latest brace against Bayern Munich on Wednesday sealed Paris Saint-Germain a 3-2 first leg win in their quarter-final tie.
“I admit he always amazes me,” Trezeguet continued.
“Great games belong to great players. This is not a trivial sentence. Kylian has once again demonstrated this brilliantly. This is the mark of the greats.
” He is more motivated by these very high-level meetings. We had already seen this against Barcelona. He gives off an impression of ease. He is strong in his body and in his head.
“When he is expected, he responds. It is sometimes a little less obvious in Ligue 1, even if his statistics also speak for him.”