Kylian Mbappe Shows True Colours to Messi With Heartwarming Gesture After Winning League Award

Kylian Mbappe Shows True Colours to Messi With Heartwarming Gesture After Winning League Award

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
May 30, 2023 at 11:10 AM
  • Kylian Mbappe was named the winner of the Ligue 1's Player of the Season award
  • He had 34 goal contributions in the league this season with 28 goals and six assists
  • Mbappe is also in the running to win his fifth top scorer's award with one game left

Kylian Mbappe paid a glowing tribute to Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Lionel Messi after the Frenchman scooped his fourth successive Ligue 1 Player of the Season prize at a ceremony on Sunday night.

Mbappe edged out Messi, Loïs Openda and Séko Fofana of RC Lens, and Lille striker Jonathan David to win the UNFP’s Ligue 1 Player of the Year award.

Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, PSG, Ligue 1 Player of the Season
Kylian Mbappe thanked Lionel Messi for helping him win the Ligue 1 Player of the Season. Photo credit: @brfootball/Twitter
Source: Twitter

During his acceptance speech, the 24-year-old, who has scored an impressive 40 goals in 42 games across all competitions, thanked the mercurial Argentine playmaker for helping him attain his latest personal milestone, PSG Talk reports.

"Of course, I thank Leo [Messi], who has helped me a lot. It's a privilege to play for Paris Saint-Germain with players like that," he said, as quoted by MARCA.

He also extended his gratitude to the PSG staff, management, and others working behind the scenes.

"But also the people behind the scenes who allow us to be in the best possible conditions. This record is a pleasure. I've always wanted to win and leave my name in the history of the championship. I never thought I would win so quickly."

Aside from winning the best player prize in the French top flight, Mbappe could add another personal accolade to his stacked trophy cabinet if he manages to see off stern competition from Alexander Lacazette for the top scorer's award.

Mbappe wins top prize

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on PSG star, Mbappe becoming Ligue 1's top player of the season for a fourth time in a row on Sunday night.

The 2018 World Cup winner is the only player to win the award four times, surpassing Zlatan Ibrahimovic who won it on three occasions.

Mbappe was crowned at a ceremony in Paris ahead of teammate Messi, RC Lens' Loïs Openda and Séko Fofana, and Lille's Jonathan David.

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