Playing against Ronaldo is also an honor: Mbappe


The semi-finals of the Euro Championship begin on Friday. Cheyenne battled Cheyenne in both matches on the first day of the quarterfinal round. Host Germany will play against Spain at 10 pm Bangladesh time and Portugal will face France at 1 pm.

In the France-Portugal match, the two stars of two generations, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe left Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and joined Real Madrid this year.

Mbappe considers it an honor to be able to play against many senior stars Ronaldo on the football field. In this regard, the French star said, ‘I am facing Portugal in the quarter-finals of the Euro. Means I am going to face Ronaldo too. It is also an honor to face him.’

France and Portugal face each other in a repeat of the Euro 2016 final. Portugal won their first major international trophy at that tournament, defeating France 1–0 in the final.

Ronaldo played 438 matches in Real Madrid jersey from 2009 to 2018 and scored 450 goals. Won 2 La Liga and four Champions League titles.

On the other hand, 25-year-old French superstar Mbappe is awaiting his debut at the Santiago Bernabeu. Mbappe will surely hope to achieve glory like Ronaldo in the jersey of Real. Before that, he is going to meet the 5-time Ballon d’Or star on the field.

Mentioning that he will enjoy the match, Mbappe said, ‘Over time, I had the opportunity to know him (Ronaldo) and talk to him many times. We still have contact. He is always trying to advise me and keep me up to date with everything. Therefore, it is an honor to play against him. No matter what happened before or after, he will always be a legend. But hopefully, we will surely reach the semi-finals after losing him.’

Mbappe paid tribute to Ronaldo, saying, ‘He has no interest in imitating. Because, it is an impossible task. In Madrid I want to use the coming years to write my own story. I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to start my dream life as a player in Madrid. Hope to write a great story there. But that’s right, I’m definitely not going to write the rest of Cristiano’s story there. What he has done in Madrid is unique. You have to realize what he was, what he is.’

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