While the rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is on the decline, the rivalry between Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland is gaining momentum.
For almost fifteen years, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have shared the Ballon d’Or, fueling the sometimes fanciful rivalry. Now at the twilight of their careers, the Argentine and Portuguese appear ready to make room for themselves Another duel between Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland.
However, this rivalry between the Paris Saint-Germain striker and the Manchester City striker does not seem to catch the attention of the latter. “It should be emphasized how Messi and Cristiano did crazy things. We also have to remember that they are still doing it, because even if they are getting older, it is clear that they are still great players. (…) But, coming back to your question, I never For myself versus other players, this is not my way of being or seeing things.”The Norwegian international confirmed during an interview with France Football.
Erling Haaland talks about a new era between Haaland and Mbappe, as happened in the era of duels between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo:
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However, Erling Haaland admits to watching some games of the man who is presented as his main rival. “Yes, of course, because I watch a lot of football on TV. By the way, I saw the amazing debut of Jodi (Bellingham, his former Dortmund teammate) at Real Madrid, and that makes me very happy for him. I am passionate about football, it is what “I’ve always loved it and you can say it takes all my time, both professionally and in my life. (…) But there are a lot of matches and training sessions that I also have to think about recovery.” He remembers the man who broke the record for the most goals scored in a single season in the English Premier League