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Folarin Balogun says Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe are his football idols

Folarin Balogun reveals why Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are his footballing idols



Former Arsenal forward, Folarin Balogun has named Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe as his footballing idols. 

Balogun, a US international, was asked about the players who inspire him.

The Monaco striker told Offside with Taylor Twellman podcast, “There are loads of great players that I take inspiration from. I remember when I was on loan and we played against PSG, and I had the opportunity to play against Messi, Neymar, Mbappe.

“For me personally, the player that stuck out the most in terms of when we were analyzing them is Messi – and what he’s done in the game is undeniably.”

Balogun admires Mbappe for, among other things, his dedication and effectiveness at a young age. 

”But also Mbappe, he’s somebody that I really look at and admire in terms of the way he has gone about his work and is so efficient and so effective at a young age,” he added.