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PSG attacker Mbappe: Ronaldo my idol as a kid - but not now

PSG attacker Kylian Mbappe admits Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is a great idol of his.

Mbappe, speaking with Marca, confirmed he turned down Real to move to PSG.

He said, "Yes, clearly, Cristiano Ronaldo is an idol of my childhood and it was great to meet him when I visited Valdebebas.

"But I am a competitor, and what a competitor wants is to win, win and win. That's why no matter who is in front of us, what we want is to win. I loved him when I was little, but it's over.

"I'm going to play Bernabéu to win (in the Champions League). I still learn from him, clearly. You can only learn from someone who has won 5 Ballons d'Or. Cristiano is a great player, but here too there are great players."

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