France superstar Kylian Mbappe gave a blunt answer when asked whether he can beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to nick the Ballon d'Or this year, saying that he couldn't care less about individual accolades.
The Ballon d'Or has been a duopoly over the last 10 years with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi sharing it five-apiece. Going up against the legendary duo is almost an impossible task for an ordinary player, but for a World Cup
Mbappe asked about Ballon d’Or on TF1: ‘I couldn’t care less about that. I want the World Cup. I want to sleep with it.’— Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) July 10, 2018
Mbappe has helped his country reach the World Cup final with some match-winning performances and another one on the 15th of July could tip the scales in the young Frenchman's favour.
The Paris Saint-Germain superstar, despite being a strong contender for the prize, insisted he couldn't care any less about the award.
"I couldn't care less about that," the France international told TF1, as quoted by Mirror.
"I want the World Cup. I want to sleep with it.
Eden Hazard: “Kylian Mbappe used to watch my videos when he was younger, but now I watch his videos.” pic.twitter.com/GWmSNFo9mv— FIFA World Cup (@WorldCupHQ) July 8, 2018
The 19-year-old did brilliantly in the 1-0 semi-final victory over Belgium, last night. He has three goals to his name in the tournament so far, and would love to add to his tally on the grandest stage of them all.