Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he needs to keep telling himself and believe in the fact that he is better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mbappe is one of the most coveted players today, along with Erling Haaland, and the duo have drawn comparisons to the two legends who have dominated world football for the last 15 years.
And Mbappe, who is making a name for himself, admitted that he needs to see himself as better than Messi and Ronaldo. "In my head I always tell myself that I am the best,” the Frenchman told RMC Sport.
He added, "Of course it's important because when you're in the rough, no one other than yourself is going to push you. And you have to convince yourself that you are capable of toppling mountains."
“You have to convince yourself that you are capable of doing great things. Every time I go on a pitch I always tell myself that I'm the best and yet I have played on grounds where there was Messi and Cristiano (Ronaldo),” Mbappe continued.
He concluded by stating, “They (Ronaldo and Messi) are better players than me, they have done a billion more things than me. But in my head I always tell myself that I'm the best because that way you don't give yourself limits and you try to give your best. Of course, sometimes people do not understand because I think that there is perhaps also this barrier which is created in relation to this subject, where one does not really explain what the ego is. It's something personal, surpassing oneself, it's way beyond this superficial thing of saying 'me I, me I'. But I think there's quite a bit to be said about that."
Mbappe has already won a World Cup with France, and his performances in front of goal have helped PSG challenge for the Ligue 1 crown and Champions League in the past. He has scored 30 goals in 36 games this season across competitions, while also setting up nine for his teammates.