The Paris Saint-Germain striker trusts his Argentine partner is the most loved for the pined for award in 2019 after another shocking season
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has tipped Barcelona star Lionel Messi to guarantee the current year's Ballon d'Or after a remarkable individual season.
Messi possibly completed fifth in the rankings when Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric was reported the champ in December a year ago, however the Blaugrana chief has been enthusiastic this battle.
Messi has piled on an astounding 50 objectives and 22 aids only 49 appearances in all rivalries this season, with 29 objectives and 10 aids 29 trips this date-book year and a Copa del Rey last still to come.
What's more, Mbappe is certain that, when the Golden Ball is displayed toward the finish of 2019, Messi will be the man getting it.
"The most loved [for the Ballon d'Or] is Messi," Mbappe said.
With Barcelona, the Argentina captain has asserted the La Liga title and is required to lift the Copa del Rey, however the Blaugrana were thumped out of the Champions League in sensational style as Liverpool upset a 3-0 shortage at Anfield to achieve the last.
In any case, Mbappe does not feel that the way of Messi's exit from Europe's chief club rivalry will influence his offer for football's most pined for individual honor.
"The end in Champions does not transform anything, he is the main in all things," included the Frenchman.
"He has demonstrated for the current year that he is the best player and despite the fact that the year goes until December, I'm not stressed over him, he's going to play until December."
Before the award is passed out, Messi will have further possibilities for flatware at both club and universal dimension.
Barcelona take on Valencia in the Copa del Rey last on Saturday, having bested Real Madrid in the semi-finals by a 4-1 total scoreline.
Also, Messi will seek after some much looked for after flatware with Argentina at this present summer's Copa America.
He achieved the last in 2015 and 2016 yet was beaten by Chile on punishments the multiple times after 0-0 draws.
The forward additionally played in the 2007 last, however his side were brought down 3-0 by Brazil on that event.