Kylian Mbappe has insisted that he can’t separate Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and says he would retire to allow room for both of them in his team.
He told France Football: “If I had the choice between Messi and Ronaldo for my team? I’d retire and take both of them, to be sure that we win!
“I could choose one, but it would likely be at the expense of the other. And you don’t have the right to denigrate one of these two monsters. To choose one would be an insult to everything that the other has achieved.
“When I was younger, I had fun comparing them both. From one year to the next, I changed [who he preferred], even though I admit to having defended Ronaldo more often.
“But now I’m grown up I’m less certain. There are Barca followers who prefer [Johan] Cruyff and Messi. And there are others who will say that Ronaldo is the greatest athlete that football has known and has won things wherever he went.”