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Zidane responds to Mbappe calling him his idol

Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid
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Zinedine Zidane believes Kylian Mbappe is setting an example for other football players.

Paris Saint-Germain Kylian Mbappe recently expressed his admiration for Zinedine Zidane saying that he idolized the Real Madrid boss when he first started playing football.

Ahead of Real Madrid’s match against Unionistas de Salamanca, Zidane has returned the favor hinting that Mbappe has taken his mantle.

Zizou claimed that, just like he was during his playing days, Kylian Mbappe has now become an example for other football players to follow.

“Now he’s the example,” Zidane stated as Marca reports.

“We are examples for those who play football. I’ve been an example because some people liked the way I played.”

Real Madrid now look forward to play the Round of 32 match in Copa del Rey. Despite having a relatively easy matchup, Zinedine Zidane insists his side are totally prepared to face their opponents. He also stressed on the importance of the competition.

“We have the maximum concentration,” the former Ballon d’Or winner continued.

“It’s an important competition and we’re ready for tomorrow’s game. We’re mentally prepared and we know where we’re going to play. Maybe for many, it’s like 10 or 15 years ago, but we’re ready.”