Arsenal And Real Madrid Target Mbappe Prioritising Champions League Title Over Ballon d’Or

Monaco teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe accentuated that receiving the Ballon d’Or award is not as important as winning the Champions League title.

The French teenager displayed incredible form as he guided Moncao to Ligue 1 triumph and also helped the club to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League – with 26 goals to his name in all competitions.

And now he is under the radar of top-flight European clubs – with Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester United and PSG keen on securing the signatures of the talented youngster this summer.

Mbappe has sky-high ambitions and wants to work even harder following a last-four finish in the Champions League. He prioritises team success over personal glory.

He said: “[The Champions League] is a dream, a competition that everyone wants to win and that only a minority can win – the most important are the titles.”

“That would be much more of an obsession for me than the Ballon d’Or, for example. I want to touch the stars and, when you dream, you do not dream of playing the middle of the table or maintaining it.”

His incredible form for Monaco has also earned him a place in the France national team and he has left no stone unturned to prove his mettle in the international circuit as well.

And now he is looking forward to represent France at next year’s World Cup in Russia.

He added: “[The 2018 World Cup] is the number one goal at international level. As I always say, dreams are good but it’s up to me to work for them.”

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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