Lionel Messi Names the Player Who Has All It Takes to Become the Best in Future

Lionel Messi Names the Player Who Has All It Takes to Become the Best in Future

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:12 PM
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  • Lionel Messi believes Kylian Mbappe is in line to become one of the best footballers in the world in the near future
  • Messi, who has held the crown alongside Cristiano Ronaldo for more than a decade, contends that Mbappe is the future of football
  • Mbappe has been in fine shape since the start of the new season, with the French star scoring 10 goals for PSG so far this season

Lionel Messi has backed his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe to become one of the best players in the world in future.

Mbappe has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence in recent years, with many backing him to take the place of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Kylian Mbappe talks to Lionel Messi at the end of the French L1 football match between Stade de Reims and Paris Saint-Germain at Auguste Delaune Stadium. Photo by Franck Fife.
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For 15 years, both Messi and Ronaldo have dominated the best-player-in-the-world debate, with the duo redefining football as we all know it.

With 12 Ballon d'Or awards between them, they have significantly raised the bar to incomprehensible heights - thanks to their individual successes and longevity.

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But at 34 and 37 years old, they have undoubtedly entered the sunset years of their illustrious football careers, a situation that is expected to usher in a new crop of football stars.

Lionel Messi knows this too well.

According to the Argentine football star, Mbappe is destined to successfully take over as one of the world's finest football superstars.

The Barcelona icon contends the French forward has all it takes to take the football world by storm when he gets to his peak.

“Kylian is a different player, a beast who is very strong in one-on-one, who goes into space, who is very fast, who scores a lot of goals," Messi told TUDN Mexico (via Get French Football News ).
"He is a complete player and he has proved it for years, and in the years to come, he will certainly be among the best," he added.

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Sports Brief has also reported that Neymar offered a quite eerie response to a journalist on Friday, September 23, when he was asked about his relationship with Kylian Mbappe.

Brazil played Ghana in a pre-World Cup friendly and the Seleção ran out comfortable 3-0 winners on the night. Neymar got two assists in the game as Tottenham star Richarlison bagged a brace in an evening that could have gone much worse for the Black Stars.

After the game, Neymar was happy to answer questions from the media until it came to his club teammate Kylian Mbappe.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.