Mbappe reacts to playing against his ‘idol’ | The Daily Star
02:20 PM, October 12, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:33 PM, October 12, 2020

Mbappe reacts to playing against his ‘idol’

While the on-field action in France's stalemate draw with Portugal left fans with little to write home about, social media was alive with excitement over an interaction between superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe.

While there were no goals to speak of, Mbappe and Ronaldo still managed to provide plenty of entertainment with the duo clearly savouring their personal match-up. At the beginning of the second half, the pair were filmed in a friendly exchange with the Frenchman's smile suggesting Ronaldo's remarks were possibly quite cheeky.

The superstars last faced off against one another in March 2018 when Real Madrid took on Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last-16.

Since then, Ronaldo has joined Serie A giants Juventus and Mbappe has established himself as one of the game's great talents with a World Cup already to his name.

Mbappe has previously expressed his admiration for Ronaldo and took to social media after their latest match to label the Portugal star his 'idol'.

Ronaldo himself commented on the post with a fist-bump emoji as the pair's relationship clearly begins to blossom.

Speaking before the match on Sunday, France manager Didier Deschamps stressed that it was too soon to compare Mbappe to the Juventus icon .

"He [Ronaldo] was his idol. But I think that Cristiano was and is the idol of many young football players," Deschamps said.

"It's difficult to compare them. Cristiano has been playing for many years at the highest level. They aren't the same age. I think it will be better to make a comparison when Kylian will be as old as Cristiano is now.

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