Mbappe to excited to face Ronaldo
Posted: 27 December 2017 Time: 18:15
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe is looking forward to facing his childhood hero Cristiano Ronaldo in the UEFA Champions League.
PSG finished top of of their group, but were rewarded with a Last 16 tie against defending champions Los Blancos.
The France international was a big admirer of Ronaldo in his younger but claims he no longer feels that way about the Portuguese forward.
"He is a hero from my childhood and it was amazing to meet him when I visited Valdebebas," Mbappe told Marca.
"But I am a competitor and a person who is very competitive and all I want to do is win, win, win. So it doesn't really matter who is in front of us, we want to win.
"I admired him when I was younger, but that ended. Now I go to the Bernabeu to play and to win.
"You learn from them, of course. From someone who has won five Ballons d'Or you can learn a lot.
"He's a great player, but I have those here too.
"Neymar is here and I think he is very similar and is at practically the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo. I learn from [Edinson] Cavani as a goalscorer too."