Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has been compared to multiple standout goal-scorers of today, and also several legends of the past. Among them has been longtime Brazilian international Ronaldo.
Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde did not get a chance to defend against Ronaldo, but he has had a front-row seat to watch Mbappe’s prowess on the pitch. In speaking to Cadena Ser’s “El Larguero” show, the Uruguayan midfielder touched on the comparisons between Ronaldo and Mbappe.
“I’ve seen Ronaldo play very little, only through videos and social networks,” Valverde said. “He has scored incredible goals and is a world figure. I had Mbappe as my rival and for me, he is a great player. He is a spectacle. He is young, but at the same time he shows experience as if he were very old. He has unique characteristics. He’s a great player and an unbearable opponent.”
🤩 "A Ronaldo lo he visto jugar muy poco. Yo tuve de rival a Mbappé y es un espectáculo. Es joven, pero muestra una experiencia como si fuera muy mayor"
🤣 "Mbappé es insoportable como rival" pic.twitter.com/ttnX8Kvpic
— El Larguero (@ellarguero) March 16, 2022
Mbappe has so far scored 26 goals in all competitions this season.