Author of his 54th but of the season, club and selection combined, this Monday against Greece (1-0) with the France team in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé (24 years, 70 selections and 40 goals), a loop a gun season. Asking about his chances of postponing the Ballon d’Or, the tricolor captain did not do so in the language of wood.
« It’s always difficult to talk about an individual trophy because you have to put yourself forward and it’s something that doesn’t necessarily pass in the eyes of the general public. But it’s an individual trophy. ( …) With the new criteria, what is it? people who vote, but I’m still optimistic. »
Lionel Messi, crowned the World Cup, and Erling Haaland, author of the hat-trick with Manchester City, all share the same with a head start this year.