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World Cup: for Ronaldo, Mbappé "could have been named best player"


The Brazilian legend was full of praise for the Frenchman and his performance in Qatar at the World Cup.

In 2018, he was knighted by Pelé, who saw him as his heir.

In 2022, it is the turn of Ronaldo Nazário, another legend of Brazilian football, to praise him frankly.

His performances at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar proved, if necessary, that Kylian Mbappé was definitely part of the court of very great players on the international scene.

Asked by the Brazilian sports media Apostagolos, the one nicknamed “R9” certainly regretted that France did not find Brazil in the final – “It was my prediction, he admitted.

Brazil were already eliminated in the quarter-finals, but at least France lived up to my expectations" - but was full of praise for Kylian Mbappé, who is naturally THE player he retained on the French side in this tournament.

“He played an excellent World Cup, from the first match to the final, he assures.

Even when he didn't score, whether against England (in the quarter-finals) or against Morocco (in the semi-finals), he was decisive every time, with clever assists.

In the final he was fantastic with four goals (a hat-trick and a shot on goal).

Technically he is fantastic, he is almost unstoppable and he could have been voted the best player in the World Cup, because he deserves it so much.


“Mbappé reminds me of my best moments”

For him, Mbappé reminds him of none other than a certain … Ronaldo.

"In fact, when I watch him play, he reminds me of my best moments," continues the Brazilian.

He knows exactly how to exploit open spaces, how to be unpredictable with and without the ball, and how best to get out of one-on-one situations.

He is impressive.


The former player of Real, Barça, Inter and AC Milan, among others, also had a word of encouragement for his compatriot and Mbappé's teammate at PSG, Neymar: "It is clear that Neymar is deeply disappointed at the moment and will need a few weeks to recover, but I'm sure he will pick himself up and come back even stronger because he will learn a lot of positive things from this experience.

He's still young.

At 31, he can still easily compete in the next World Cup.


“He is very popular in Brazil at the moment because he identifies so well with his national team, he always gives his best and he has done everything in the last six months to be in top form for this Cup. of the world in Qatar," he continues.

He remains an important part of the national team.

I'm sure he'll come back even stronger for Paris Saint-Germain and attack with renewed vigour.

Neymar wants to win the Champions League with PSG.


Source: leparis

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