In a recent appearance on Téléfoot, Bixente Lizarazu, a former French international and World Cup-winning defender, provided intriguing insights into the comparisons between the current football sensation Kylian Mbappé. He also talked about the comparisons with former star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mbappé is nearing his 25th birthday, and many are reflecting on the Paris Saint-Germain’s career. The retired footballer-turned-pundit highlighted striking parallels between the two players, shedding light on Mbappé’s potential trajectory in the football world.
“Everything he does is phenomenal,” Lizarazu said on the French media outlet (h/t Le10Sport). “We don’t realize it. It’s abnormal. He has the magical power of changing the course of a match single-handedly, whenever he wants. He has done it many times; he scares defenses and gives confidence to his partners.
“Afterwards, he has the efficiency and the mentality of a guy like Cristiano Ronaldo, wanting to do everything in terms of stats. And he does it. And then behind it were his personality, intelligence, precise communication, and role as captain.”
It will be interesting to see if the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner follows Ronaldo’s path in heading to Real Madrid. The Paris Saint-Germain winger will become a free agent next June. Before deciding, Mbappé’s decision will likely depend on how PSG does in the UEFA Champions League.
Real Madrid seems to want to wrap up this signing during the January window and not let it leak out into the remaining part of the 2023-24 season. So, the saga will be nonstop in the coming weeks.