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Erling Haaland vs Kylian Mbappe, football’s new rivalry

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We don’t care if you think it’s too soon to talk about this, but Erling Haaland vs Kylian Mbappe is football’s brand new rivalry. 

There is no need to search for this rivalry anymore, Erling Haaland vs Kylian Mbappe is the one you’ve been looking for.

As we enter the final years of the Messi vs Ronaldo confrontation that lasted for more than a decade, it’s about time we found a new one.

We were looking in all the wrong places as we got increasingly desperate, we felt like we wouldn’t find anything like it but we might be wrong.

When we already had both Leo and Cristiano at their peak, we thought that players such as Neymar or Raheem Sterling were the answer to our needs.

But none of these footballers was nearly as good, and they weren’t even in the same league.

We suddenly needed to start looking somewhere else, the hunt for the new rivalry continued and we even started looking at the most recent generations.

There are many new players who are very exciting to watch right now, we can cite Jadon Sancho, Joao Felix, Phil Foden, Marcus Rashford, and the list could go on.

But none of these names are as prolific as the two players we are about to mention, one of them recently appeared in world football during 2019.

The first one is Kylian Mbappe, who has been playing spectacular football for the last three seasons.

There is no doubt in our minds that this is the most important player of the new generation, but he needed a true baller who could keep up with his goal-tally. 

Enter Erling Braut Haaland.

A talent as incredible as Kylian Mbappe usually appears in the blink of an eye and in an unexpected manner, they establish themselves quickly and without breaking a sweat.

From the very moment we laid an eye on Erling Braut Haaland, we knew there was something special about this young striker.

In fact, his introduction to the world couldn’t have been more impressive.

The kid scored a staggering 9 goals in a single match during the under 20 World Cup with Norway, he did it against Honduras.

To those who have no idea, the young players who shine in the under 20 World Cup are usually the ones who triumph in professional football.

Diego Maradona famously won this tournament in 1979 before exploding as the football phenom that he eventually became.

Haaland’s similar in many ways, the Red Bull Salzburg striker is the most prolific player in the world this season.

We aren’t even at the half of every tournament, and he’s already scored 23 goals for his club this season.

With the goal he scored against SSC Napoli last Tuesday, Haaland has already scored seven goals in his first four UEFA Champions League matches.

There hasn’t been a player in history who accomplished this before, he is the youngest player to score in his first four matches in the competition.

Also, Haaland is the player who took fewer matches to reach this magic number compared to other players in the past. 

There is no way to deny that we found Kylian Mbappe’s rival for the next decade, they are both very complete players who have their confidence over the moon.

In Kylian Mbappe’s case, we already know what a fantastic player he is but we also know that he is still far from his true level of performance.

We don’t know if these two will face each other throughout the season, but we can already tell you that Haaland won’t last too long at Red Bull Salzburg.

There are many clubs that are currently interested in signing this striker, and his club already put a price on his transfer (€100 million).

Mbappe might go to Real Madrid in the near future, which leaves us with the possibility of Haaland going to another great club in Europe.

The problem here is that Florentino Perez might also be plotting on a transfer for the Norwegian striker, which would make this rivalry complicated.

All we know by this point, is that Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe are the future in football.

These two players are the ones who could bring the next era after Ronaldo and Messi retire, they certainly have the power to accomplish this daunting task.

We will be eager to see how far they can take their respective careers, we know they will put on a good show for the fans. 

Do you think this is the rivalry we’ve been looking for? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.