Mbappe: Ronaldo No Longer My Idol
Kylian Mbappe: Cristiano Ronaldo No Longer My Idol
Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe has insisted that although Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was his idol when he was younger, he will not be looking up to him when the French giants play Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League.
PSG will go up against Los Blancos in the first knockout round of the UCL in February, a fixture that has many drooling.
The match will also see Mbappe compete against his childhood idol Ronaldo, although he has now insisted there will be no time to be star-struck when the two teams meet in Europe's biggest club competition.
"He is a hero from my childhood and it was amazing to meet him when I visited Valdebebas," Mbappe told Marca.
"But I am a competitor and a person who is very competitive, and all I want to do is win, win, win. So it doesn't really matter who is in front of us, we want to win.
"I admired him when I was younger, but that ended. Now I go to the Bernabeu to play and to win.
"You learn from them, of course. From someone who has won five Ballons d'Or, you can learn a lot. He's a great player, but I have those here too.
"Neymar is here and I think he is very similar and is at practically the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo.
"I learn from (Edinson) Cavani as a goalscorer too."
Mbappe has played 23 games for Les Parisiens so far this season, scoring 12 goals and assisting a further 11 strikes.
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