Why people are obsessed with Messi, Ronaldo – Mbappe
The star of Paris Saint-Germain, Kylian Mbappe, has offered his opinion on why people are so preoccupied with the rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The France international acknowledged that a generation of football fans, including himself, have been consumed by the more than ten-year rivalry between Messi and Ronaldo.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal as reported by PSGtalk, the French striker addressed the rivalry between the two superstars.
“They[Messi and Ronaldo] changed the way people approach the game,” Mbappé told the newspaper.
“I think that’s why their rivalry fascinates so many people. They don’t see soccer the same way. They don’t see life the same way."
“And they went at it tooth and nail for more than a decade—for me, that was my entire childhood.”
Messi and Ronaldo have won a record 12 Ballons d’Or between them, and 23-year-old Mbappe has been tipped as one of the successors to the legendary duo.
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