EURO 2020

Kylian Mbappe Hails Cristiano Ronaldo as His Idol

Mudeet Arora
Kylian Mbappe has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as his idol growing up
Kylian Mbappe has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as his idol growing up / FRANCK FIFE/Getty Images

France superstar Kylian Mbappe once again showcased his humility during a chat with leading German publication Bild as he looked back at his career till now as well as hailing Cristiano Ronaldo as an inspiration.

Mbappe is known to be a great admirer of the Portuguese legend and he made that clear in the opening comments of his interview.

The French wizard started, "When I was a kid I dreamed about a lot of things, especially a career like Cristiano Ronaldo's. When he plays, he makes everyone watching him happy. He's been doing it 15 years, every football fan loves him."

Mbappe then revealed he still has a long way to go in order to be spoken of in the same breath as Ronaldo as he said, "I'm not that good. He has made history and I've been playing five years, you can't compare us. There are few quite like him, just by watching him I've learnt a lot."

Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe
Ronaldo is one of Mbappe's biggest footballing idols / FRANCK FIFE/Getty Images

The striker then spoke about Thomas Tuchel and his European triumph with Chelsea and that he is yet to call the coach in order to congratulate him for the same.

Mbappe said, "After the Euros I will call him, because I have a great relationship with him. He's fantastic tactically. And he's only a young coach, he will be one of the best in the world."

The French magician was then questioned on two players to look out for at the Euro 2020 and he chose Roberto Lewandowski and Erling Haaland.

Finally, speaking on how he will deal with the fact that oppositions will probably put two man-markers on him in the games, Mbappe said, "They will probably put two markers on me for most of the game. But my country is so powerful that we could counter-attack, or something like that."