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Mbappe is the rightful successor to Messi or Ronaldo, says Trezeguet

Thu 08 April 2021 | 7:17

The former striker believes the France international is set to be the best player in the world.

David Trezeguet


Kylian Mbappe


Lionel Messi


Cristiano Ronaldo

’s “rightful successor” and he will most probably win the Ballon d’Or.

Messi has won six golden balls and Ronaldo has collected five during the last 13 years, stablishing themselves as some of the best players in history. However, they are reaching the final stages of their careers being in their mid-30s and Trezeguet thinks the 22-year-old will be their replacement.

When quizzed whether Mbappe will be the Ballon d’Or candidate, the former France international told

Le Parisien


"He is on the right track anyway.

"He asserts himself as the rightful successor to Messi or Ronaldo. He is best placed to take their place."

Following a talismanic performance for


this season, the France international is speculated to win the 2021 Golden Ball.


I admit he always amazes me. Great games belong to great players,"

Trezeguet added on Mbappe's ability to pull off a significant display in important games. 

"This is not a trivial sentence. Kylian has once again demonstrated this brilliantly. This is the mark of the greats.

"He is more motivated by these very high-level meetings. We had already seen this against Barcelona. He gives off an impression of ease. He is strong in his body and in his head.

"When he is expected, he responds. It is sometimes a little less obvious in Ligue 1, even if his statistics also speak for him."

The French talisman has 10 trophies at club level already, while he had his Champions League debut last season.

Barcelona legend Messi has contributed to 10 La Liga titles as well as four Champions League trophies and became the club’s all-time top goalscorer.

Ronaldo, on the other hand, is in Real Madrid’s haul of fame for the same successes. He also contributed to many titles in Serie A as well, with a total 31 major trophies over the course of his career.

source: SportMob