PSG forward Kylian Mbappe said he was happy that Lionel Messi was watching him at the end of the last season as they competed for the golden boot.
“Instead of just putting my head under the covers and waiting calmly for the end of the season, I was trying to outdo myself,” the French striker told France Football in an interview.
“I saw that I could maybe win the top goalscorer in Europe award. But, facing off against me, was Messi. I would score twice on a weekend, he would go and score three. I would score three, he would score four! It was so crazy that I spoke with Ousmane (Dembélé) about it.
“‘This is crazy! Is he doing this on purpose?’ (I asked). He responded to me: ‘Of course he is looking at you!’ I said to myself: ‘Ah, not bad, Messi is watching me…’ It is flattering to see that such a player is not overlooking you.”