​Young Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe has revealed that his obsession of winning the Champions League means he would prioritise winning European football's premier competition over claiming a future Ballon d'Or award. 


The teenager's 15 goals last season not only helped free-scoring Monaco to the Ligue 1 title, but also saw him become one of the most sought-after strikers in European football. 

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Mbappe is expected to snub interest from a number of top clubs and remain at the Stade Louis II this summer, as he looks to continue his remarkable development on the French Riviera next season. 


The 18-year-old has already been touted as a future Ballon d'Or winner, however, in a recent interview with French media outlet ​Telefoot, the forward has explained that winning football's most coveted individual prize is not top of his to-do-list. 

When discussing the Champions League, Mbappe said: "I want to win it. When you play it, you are really happy, you have taken a small step in your dream. A competition that everyone wants to win, but only a minority can do it.


"A Champions League would be much more an obsession for me than a Ballon d'Or for example, but I think there are stages before winning it."


Whilst Monaco and Mbappe shone in domestic football in France last season, they also took their fine form into the Champions League as they dispatched the likes of Tottenham, Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund as they made their way to the semi-finals. 

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It was in the last-four where Leonardo Jardim's side came unstuck, and Mbappe himself was the only player to have some joy for Monaco as he scored their only goal across the two-legged tie as the French champions slipped to a 4-1 aggregate defeat to Juventus. 


Although Monaco may struggle to repeat last season's heroics in the new campaign, it seems Mbappe's taste for Champions League football has grown stronger following the Principality club's run in the competition, and with plenty of years ahead of him, few would bet against him winning the UCL trophy at some point in his career.