Haaland Expresses Desire For Mbappe To Play For Norway
Erling Haaland, the former Borussia Dortmund striker, has expressed his high regard for Kylian Mbappe, wishing that the Paris Saint-Germain forward was a Norwegian player. Haaland described Mbappe as a ‘phenomenal’ footballer.
Meanwhile, Manchester City and PSG are among the top contenders for the Champions League title this season. Mbappe, who has already showcased his skills in two World Cups, is expected to be a key player for PSG in the tournament.
What occurred? Prior to the Champions League match against RB Leipzig with his team, Manchester City, the striker showered Mbappe with compliments.
Haaland and Mbappe are expected to lead European football for the next decade, vying for individual awards such as the Ballon d’Or and team accolades. Despite being rivals at club level, Haaland has no qualms about praising Mbappe’s talents.
In an interview with Canal Plus, the Norwegian striker expressed his admiration for Mbappe, stating that he is one of many excellent players in football.
Haaland praised Mbappe’s strength, speed, and overall talent, and expressed envy that he plays for the French national team.
Haaland also mentioned that although he would prefer if Mbappe played for Norway, it’s not a possibility. He went on to describe Mbappe as a phenomenal player who has been performing at the highest level for many years, despite only being two years older than Haaland himself.
In the larger scheme of things, Mbappe’s exceptional performances have propelled France to two World Cup finals, including a victory in 2018 and a runner-up finish in 2022. He is also viewed as a future Ballon d’Or winner.
Meanwhile, Haaland, who hasn’t achieved the same level of success as Mbappe, especially at the international level, has been scoring an incredible number of goals for Manchester City. Many experts believe that Mbappe and Haaland are the successors of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
What’s in store for Haaland and Mbappe?: This weekend, Mbappe’s Paris Saint-Germain has a challenging Ligue 1 match against Marseille away, while Haaland will be tasked with leading Manchester City to a victory against Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, to bounce back from their recent defeat.