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PSG ace Mbappe: Dembele told me Messi is watching

PSG ace Kylian Mbappe admits he's flattered to be mentioned alongside Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Many believe it will be Mbappe who will succeed Messi as the world's best player.

On the Ballon d'Or, Mbappe said: "Last season, I realised I could challenge for it. But in front of it stood Messi. I would score two goals, he would three; I scored three and he scored four. It's crazy.

"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."

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