Ballon d'Or: I deserve to win - Kylian Mbappe

Ballon d'Or: I deserve to win - Kylian Mbappe

Akan Anwankwo 14:04 - 20.06.2023

Kylian Mbappe believes he has done enough to win the Ballon d'Or following his achievements with club and country. But he will have to contend with Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland.

Kylian Mbappe has stated that he deserves to win the Ballon d’Or accolade due to his performances in the previous campaign, Goal.

The French star won the Golden Boot and the 2022 World Cup and helped his country into the finals eventually losing to Argentina.

The highpoint of Mbappe’s campaign at the Qatar World Cup was the hat-trick against Argentina in the final.

The 23-year-old finished as topscorer in Ligue 1 scoring 41 goals in all competitions, helping Paris Saint-Germain retain the league title for the umpteenth time.

However, Mbappe will face strong competition from Lionel Messi and Erling Haalad who won the World Cup and the continental treble this season.

What Mbappe said

Kylian Mbappe |
Kylian Mbappe

The PSG forward told French media outlet TF1 that his chances are high to win the individual coveted award.

“The Ballon d’Or? It’s always difficult to talk about an individual trophy because you have to put yourself forward.

“Do I deserve the Ballon d’Or? With the new criteria, what counts? Catching the eye, scoring goals and making an impact? I think I fit those criteria. I’d say yes, but it’s the people who vote and I’m always optimistic.”