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Mbappé’s Audacious Ballon d’Or Aspiration: New Criteria Set to Catapult Him Beyond Haaland and Messi

Mbappé’s Audacious Ballon d’Or Aspiration: New Criteria Set to Catapult Him Beyond Haaland and Messi

Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé is confident about his prospects of clinching this year’s esteemed Ballon d’Or prize.

 In a conversation with France Football, Mbappé mentioned that the recently introduced criteria, which emphasize a player’s performance, increase his chances of securing the prestigious accolade. 

The French striker is of the opinion that these criteria might provide him with an advantage over rivals such as Erling Haaland and Lionel Messi.

“The Ballon d’Or with the old rules, I would have said no to you,” Mbappé told the French media outlet (h/t Paris Fans). “But, with the news, it is the performance of the player that takes precedence. 

 “We ask you to select the most impressive player, who had the most impact, who was the most decisive, who burned the retina the most. I have two, three things in my luggage. We’ll see, but I think I’m still a candidate; that’s the truth.”

The prestigious Ballon d’Or award, which recognizes the world’s best football player each year, has traditionally been dominated by Messi and Ronaldo. However, recent changes in the selection criteria have given Mbappé hope of breaking this long-standing dominance and claiming the coveted title for himself.

Mbappé’s optimism stems from his impressive performances in the previous season, where he displayed his exceptional talent and played a crucial role in France’s journey to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. 

Despite scoring a hat-trick, the 24-year-old’s team was eliminated in penalty kicks.

With the award ceremony drawing near, football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the outcome of this closely contested battle for the Ballon d’Or.

Mbappé’s Audacious Ballon d’Or Aspiration: New Criteria Set to Catapult Him Beyond Haaland and Messi

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