Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe has said his new team-maye, Lionel Messi, deserves to win the Ballon d’Or this year.
According to him, Messi is the best player in the world.
Mbappe made this remarks following PSG‘s Champions League 3-2 victory over RB Leipzig last night.
Messi has already won the Ballon d’Or six times in the past and is a strong contender for the 2021 edition.
“Why did I give the penalty to Messi? That’s what teammates do,” Mbappe told RMC Sport.
“He’s the best player in the world.
“He let me take the second penalty. Unfortunately, I missed [it].
“It’s a privilege to play with him, and it would be fully deserved if he won the Ballon d’Or.”
The winner for this year’s Ballon d’Or will be announced on November 29.