The PSG forward and BVB striker further solidified their reputation as the two hottest properties in football after yet another productive season.
Kylian Mbappe has played down comparisons with Erling Haaland, pointing out the Borussia Dortmund star is still in the budding stages of his senior career.
Mbappe and Haaland have been suggested as rightful heirs to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, with the two youngsters avowedly on the right path to reach the summit of the game with the two footballing icons approaching the end of their glorious careers.
The PSG forward enjoyed a quite fruitful 2020/21 as he notched up 42 goals and 11 assists across all competitions, and as did the Dortmund hitman, scoring 41 goals in as many appearances.
“It’s his second year, we’re getting to know him. It’s the start for him,” responded Mbappe when asked if he compares himself to Haaland in an interview with GQ Magazine.
“I’m happy for him, for what he’s doing.”
Mbappe, instead, likes to compare himself with the very best players in the game.
“You do always compare yourself with the best in your sport, just as the baker compares himself with the best bakers around him,” he said. “Who makes the best croissant, the best pain au chocolate?
“I watch matches of other great players to see what they’re doing. ‘I know how to do this, but can the other guy do it too?’ I think other players watch me, too.
“I think that pushes players to raise their game, just as Messi was good for Ronaldo and Ronaldo was good for Messi.”