Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo exchanged special moments of praise and mutual admiration on Sunday evening, at the Stade de France in the European Nations League match between France and Portugal, and they remembered their first meeting in 2012, which was completely different.
Their first meeting was in December 2012, when the child Mbappe went to the training grounds of his beloved Real Madrid club to meet his first star, Ronaldo, in Valdebebas.
After 8 years, the child grew up, Mbappe, and became the most expensive player in the world in terms of market value, and he met his favorite star and his idol, whose pictures revealed his fascination with him as a legend who hung his pictures in all sides of his room.
Mbappe posted their pictures together on social media, and commented in one word expressing his love for Ronaldo “role model” with a crown and goats, and the word goat in English includes the first letter of each word for the phrase “the greatest in history.”
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) October 11, 2020
This is not new to Mbappe, as his father told France Football magazine in 2016, “He (Mbappe) is a Real Madrid fan, and his idol is Cristiano Ronaldo. He used to spend hours watching videos (of the current Juventus striker) on … Internet”.
The extent of Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane’s admiration for his compatriot Mbappe, and his urgent desire to include him with the royal, is no secret, and he said in a previous interview to the British press, “Mbabi can become Ronaldo’s successor at the Santiago Bernabeu.”
Real Madrid has been working to sign Mbappe since he first visited Valdebebas in 2012, and came close to signing him before joining Monaco, and then approached again when he moved to Paris Saint-Germain.
And the Spanish newspaper “MARCA” (MARCA) commented on the statements of his father and Zidane that with the end of Mbabé’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain in 2022, Real Madrid will be the next destination for Mbappe.