- Kylian Mbappe is among the few active players who have delved into the Messi vs Ronaldo debate
- The Frenchman has in the past reserved special praise and admiration for Ronaldo
- However, he appears to be drifting his allegiance to Messi just months after the Argentine's move to PSG
- The duo combined perfectly on Tuesday to help the French side down Club Brugge 4-1 in the Champions League
Kylian Mbappe appears to have made a U-turn on who between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is football's greatest of all time.
Opinion has always remained divided among fans, pundits, and even footballers on who is better than the other.
Mbappe is among the few active players who have openly voiced their opinion on the never-ending debate.
Growing up, the Frenchman has always been a Ronaldo fan, with his admiration for the Man United star going as far as the PSG ace plastering his room with posters of the ex-Real Madrid icon.
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Whereas that may still be the case, Messi's arrival at PSG has seen Mbappe change his outlook by shifting allegiance to the ex-Barca man.
And following PSG's 4-1 win against Club Brugge on Tuesday, December 7, Mbappe conceded Messi that was "the best player in the world", placing him above Ronaldo.
"It's easy to play with Lionel Messi. He's the best player in the world," Mbappe declared after combining with Messi to sink the Belgian.
"He won the Ballon d'Or a few days ago. He scored two goals today, he is happy, and I hope he will help us in the future," he added.
Messi speaks on GOAT debate
Mbappe's admission about Messi came only days after the Argentine hinted he is unflattered by suggestions he is the world's best.
"But... I don't know how to put it so that it's not misinterpreted. It's not that I'm not interested in it, but, let's say that I don't give much importance to all that," he said.
"It doesn't change anything for me to be the best or not. And I never tried to be either," he added.