- Former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o has praised Lionel Messi for winning his seventh Ballon d'Or award
- The Cameroonian added that France international Kylian Mbappe will be the one to succeed Lionel Messi
- Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi years back played together at Spanish giants Barcelona and won titles
France international Kylian Mbappe has been named by Samuel Eto'o as the man to succeed Lionel Messi's Ballon d'Or records in the next 10 to 15 years.
Samuel Eto'o who never won the award during his glorious football career explained that Kylian Mbappe has lifted his games at Paris Saint-Germain and he would soon start winning the Ballon d'Or.
The former Cameroonian striker made this assertion while speaking on his former teammate at Barcelona Lionel Messi winning his seventh Ballon d'Or award on Monday night.
Who are those Lionel Messi beat for the award?
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was tipped to win the award this year, but the Polish striker was beaten by Lionel Messi while Chelsea star Jorginho finished third.
Samuel Eto'o's reaction
"He is there and it has arrived at a good moment, in which Messi and Cristiano, the gods of football, are in the night of their careers due to age and Mbappe is arriving.
"I hope he will be the biggest for the next 10 or 15 years. He has everything to be this unique player that soccer needs after these two.''
Source: Sports Brief News