Opinion: Mbappe isn’t more valuable than Messi or Ronaldo

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Kylian Mbappe dribbles the ball during a Paris Saint-Germain training session at Old Trafford on February 11, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

We need to talk in detail about Jose Mourinho’s latest comments about Kylian Mbappe being more valuable than Messi or Ronaldo.

Perhaps Jose Mourinho is currently going through a senile period in which he is starting to make no sense very early in his career, the Portuguese manager recently attempted to make an argument about Kylian Mbappe being the most valuable player in the world.

We understand where he is coming from but we still believe that both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead in this category despite their age.

Perhaps the French youngster has surpassed his teammate Neymar in this category due to the many setbacks the Brazilian has suffered in the last year, but the other two monsters are still going to dominate football for many years to come and Kylian Mbappe still has a lot to prove in order to reach their level.

Granted, this youngster is already pretty close to them at his young age but he still hasn’t proved much in regards to winning titles at club level and we can’t fully give him the credit for France’s World Cup success last summer.

Kylian Mbappe was one more of the many talented players who won that competition, he was a great addition but hardly the most important player of the bunch.

If anybody dared to sell either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo right now, we could even bet some money that they would still be far more expensive than any other player on the planet.

We don’t need a lot of proof to reach this conclusion, all we have to do it look at the evidence from this season that both veterans have been delivering since it started.

Lionel Messi is currently La Liga’s top scorer with 29 goals, he also leads the Golden Shoe race in which Kylian Mbappe is the player who trails him.

Ronaldo proved last week that Real Madrid made a terrible mistake by letting him leave, he demonstrated that he is still one of the most decisive players in the world after scoring a hat-trick against favorites Atletico Madrid in the Champions League’s Round of 16.

Despite not being at the top of the league’s goal-scoring tables in Europe, Ronaldo proved that he is still as great as ever at the biggest stage of all.

The Champions League is Cristiano’s favorite competition, he is the absolute king and he will continue to mesmerize fans for the next five years at least regardless of his age.

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Kylian Mbappe has reached those 26 Ligue 1 goals in 22 matches, but he has already been eliminated from the Champions League and he won’t be on the same level of the other two players until he decides to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world.

When Jose Mourinho spoke about Kylian Mbappe being the most reliable and valuable player in the world, we completely understand what he is trying to say but we strongly disagree.

This assessment is coming from the very same man that over 13 years ago made outrageous reports about Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, and Carles Puyol when he was still the Chelsea manager that Give Me Sport reported on.

In such reports from the 2005-06 season, Mourinho calls Ronaldinho a “cheater”, says Puyol lacked leadership and said Messi relied “too much” on his left foot.

“For a player like Mbappe, when you speak about the future, you don’t need to say what he’s going to be like in five years’ time, in 10 years’ time,” Mourinho told beIN Sports.

“Just focus on now. He’s absolutely incredible.”

“I think going by his age and [and considering] the age of Cristiano, of Messi, [both] over 30, Neymar is 27… when you go to the market level and age is also a factor, I think he’s the most valuable player in the world.”

“In a hypothetical transfer, he’s the most expensive player in football now. In terms of his qualities, [he is] unbelievable. One word is enough. It means everything.”

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