- Kylian Mbappe is flattered after learning that Lionel Messi watches him
- The Frenchman also enjoys playing with Brazil forward Neymar Jr
- Mbappe insists winning Ballon d' Or with Messi in contention is probably impossible
Paris Saint Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe is delighted to have been noticed by Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.
The Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup-winning striker is also excited to be playing alongside Brazil international Neymar Jr at the same club.
It would be recalled that the 27-year-old became the world's most expensive footballer in the world after joining the French League side in 2017.
Meanwhile, just two years after joining PSG, Neymar has been linked with a move back to Camp Nou - with his last attempt almost succeeding.
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However, after spending two years together with Mbappe, the Frenchman seems to be enjoying life with his strike-partner.
He said: "Except at age 17 or 18, you dare a little less to do your own thing because you still haven't proven anything.
"You have to respect a certain form of hierarchy and give the ball to the best players. Now, they give me the ball and I take more advantage of my opportunity because I have tried it.
Mbappe added: "The perception of the guy who is obsessed with the ball and that laughs at everything that happens around it is a false perception.
"Goals are good for children who only remember that. On the other hand, older people, those who know a little more, do not stop at mere statistics," he stated.
Mbappe is surely one of the candidates to win Ballon d' Or but he insisted that might not be possible with Messi still playing for the same prize.
The forward wondered how he would score two goals, and Messi would reply with three, he would scored three and the Messi will score four.
"I talked to Ousmane Dembele about how that was possible, and if he saw the goals I scored. And he told me that Messi was watching me. "It's flattering that someone like Leo takes you into consideration.
"There has been much speculation about a personal battle between himself and teammate Neymar, but Mbappe moved to explain those claims.
"When I arrived in Paris, Neymar was a superstar. He was injured, missed the World Cup and I won it.
"News began about an alleged rivalry between us and my willingness to take his place. When I returned to Paris in August 2018, the first thing I did was talk to him.
"I told him that I would fight for the Ballon d'Or that year because he was not in the race to win it, but I assured him that I did not want his position at PSG, that he could keep his place and that I was there to help him," he clarified.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Kylian Mbappe has thrown his weight behind Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi for the prestigious Ballon d'Or 2019 award.
The Argentine faces stiff competition from his close rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool's center-back Virgil van Dijk ahead of this year's award gala slated for December.
Messi failed to win Champions League but under his enviable tutelage, Barcelona coasted to a big glory with domestic win.
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