Samuel Eto’o is convinced: Kylian Mbappé is the successor of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 64 goals scored by Robert lewandowski were not enough. Despite a record year, the Pole has indeed had to settle for second place in the 2021 Ballon d’Or. Lionel messi, yet less prominent than in previous years. But Argentina’s coronation at the Copa America was finally enough to convince the voters, the former Barcelona being awarded his seventh Ballon d’Or. The last ?
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According to Samuel Eto’o, the next generation is in any case ready and has a name: Kylian Mbappé. “He’s coming at the right time. Messi and Cristiano, the gods of football, are in the twilight of their careers because of age, and Mbappé arrives. I expect it to be the biggest for the next 10 to 15 years. He has everything to be that unique player that football needs after these two monsters ”, he confided in an interview with AS.
Neymar, one of the best in the world
Present, Monday, at the ceremony organized at the Théâtre du Châtelet, the person did not hide his ambition in the matter. “It all depends on what your career goals are, but of course for me it’s the goal of winning one or more. There is a process to get to this type of place and I think I’m on the right path ”, he explained at the microphone of La Chaîne L’Equipe. Words that have been interpreted on the other side of the Pyrenees as proof of his desire to leave PSG for Real Madrid.
The Madrid daily did not fail to ask Samuel Eto’o if he saw Kylian Mbappé become the greatest in Paris or Madrid. The Cameroonian got away with a pirouette. “In Paris, because I’m going to see him next Saturday …”, he launched, finding his seriousness to evoke Neymar in whom he still sees “One of the best in the world”. “If it is necessary to choose three footballers in the world, many opt for Neymar. Not because he could be one of the best, but because he already is ”, he clarified.