Few players in the world have the ability to think of themselves as better than Messi and Ronaldo. In fact, we believe it will be a long time before any player can boast of having a career comparable to those two.
Just a few teams, however, have the self-assurance and talent to feel at that stage. At this point in their careers, only two players are likely to have identical numbers.
Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe are the players in question. We’ve always wondered if they really equate themselves to them, and we now know the answer.
The French forward recently admitted that he assures himself on a daily basis that he is stronger than those two legends.
Even if we don’t believe that, you have to give him credit for his self-assurance.
Mbappe reveals his character strength.
“The ego? Of course, it’s important because when you’re in the rough, no one else is going to push you. And you have to convince yourself that you are capable of toppling mountains.
People don’t understand ego but when you are not well there is no one who will come to your house to tell you that you can do that. It’s just you and your mindset.
It’s just you. You have to convince yourself that you are capable of doing great things.
Every time I go on a pitch I always tell myself that I’m the best and yet I have played on grounds where there was Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“They are better players than me, they have done a billion more things than me. But, in my head, I always tell myself that I’m the best because that way you don’t give yourself limits and you try to give your best.
Of course, sometimes people do not understand because I think there is perhaps also this barrier which is created in relation to this subject, where one does not really explain what the ego is.
For people, the ego is just not giving a friend a penalty, having a better salary than the player of the rival team. It’s not just that, it’s also in the preparation.
It’s a personal thing, to surpass yourself, it’s way beyond that superficial thing of saying ‘me, me’. But I think there is quite a bit to be said about it.”Mbappe told RMC Sport.