Ballon d’Or: Kylian Mbappe names player that deserves to win award

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has backed teammate, Lionel Messi, to win the Ballon d’Or this year.

Mbappe believes Messi deserves to win the 2021 Ballon d’Or, adding that the Argentina captain is the best player in the world.

The France international said this following PSG’s Champions League 3-2 victory over RB Leipzig last night.

Messi has already won the Ballon d’Or six times in the past.

The former Barcelona star was named among the 30-man nominees for the 2021 Ballon d’Or recently.

“Why did I give the penalty to Messi? That’s what teammates do,” Mbappe told RMC Sport.

“He’s the best player in the world.

“He let me take the second penalty. Unfortunately, I missed [it].

“It’s a privilege to play with him, and it would be fully deserved if he won the Ballon d’Or.”

The winner for this year’s Ballon d’Or will be announced on November 29.