Mbappe: I deserve to win the Ballon d’Or 2023

Kylian Mbappe believes he deserves to be the owner of the Golden Ball in 2023 after spending a memorable season at club and national level.

Mbappe thinks he has a chance to win the 2023 Ballon d’Or. Photo: Reuters.

When the TF1 reporter asked about the possibility of competing for the Best Player on the planet, Mbappe affirmed: “The Golden Ball? It’s hard to talk about individual titles, because you have to put yourself first. Am I worthy of the Ballon d’Or? With the new criteria, what is taken into account? Catch the eye, score goals and make an impact? I think I fit those criteria. I would say I deserve it, but the decision is up to the people who vote and I’m always optimistic.”

“What can I learn from this season with France ? The 2022 World Cup, of course. The tournament takes place at a special time of the year. I said I wanted to trade 3 goals in the final for an own goal and win. History always remembers the champion. It feels uncomfortable to walk past the trophy and not be able to lift it ,” Mbappe added.

Mbappe scored a hat-trick in the 2022 World Cup final, but France lost to Argentina in Qatar. He won the Ligue 1 with PSG and scored 54 goals in all competitions for the club and “Les Bleus”.

However, according to Goal, it is difficult for the striker born in 1998 to compete with the Ballon d’Or with Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland. While Leo won the 2022 World Cup, Haaland won the treble with Manchester City in the 2022/23 season.

On the morning of June 20 (Hanoi time), the PSG striker broke the 64-year record of the legendary Just Fontaine with a successful penalty kick against Greece. Mbappe hit 54 goals at both club and national level in the 2022/23 season, thereby becoming the best French goalscorer in a season.

Currently, Mbappe still intends to play for PSG until his contract expires next summer. However, in the most recent interview, the player born in 1998 made a statement that worried Real: “In the next year, anything can happen, especially at a club like PSG”.

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