Cristiano Ronaldo has been a huge inspiration to young soccer players for a while now. He has won almost every trophy possible in soccer, except the World Cup. His rival, Lionel Messi, achieved the extraordinary feat in 2022. However, Ronaldo is still widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time. His soccer career has helped many to improve their own, including PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe.
Kylian Mbappe is the ultimate Cristiano Ronaldo fan, on and off the pitch. pic.twitter.com/ftdd0IPhv1
— TC (@totalcristiano) May 7, 2020
It is no secret that Mbappe is a Cristiano Ronaldo fan. Images of the French star as a young boy in his room with Ronaldo’s photos stuck on the wall have made waves in the last few years. However, Mbappe took a huge U-turn recently after his PSG teammate Lionel Messi lifted the FIFA The Best award. Mbappe wrote on Instagram, “Another trophy at home. Big congratulations to @leomessi you are #TheBest.”
That led fans to believe that he has switched loyalties from Ronaldo to Messi. It would be safe to claim that the French international is a tough one to figure out, as his latest act will leave fans confused.
Fans react as Kylian Mbappe imitates Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic celebration
Mbappe became PSG’s top scorer recently. He took the throne from soccer icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who enjoyed a 4-year spell in Paris. His goal against Nantes means Mbappe is now PSG’s top scorer with 201 goals in 247 appearances. Mbappe has also racked up 96 assists for the club. After achieving the extraordinary feat, Mbappe imitated his idol’s iconic “Siuuu” celebration.
No way Mbappe doing SIUUU after becoming top scorer of PSG.
His idol was, is and will remain Cristiano Ronaldo.
— Ā (@ProudFede) March 5, 2023
This left fans scratching their heads, as many wondered if he really did Ronaldo’s celebration. However, a fan seemed to believe that the clip was an attempt at making Ronaldo “relevant” again. The tweet mentioned, “Stop trying to make Ronaldo relevant. He isn’t anymore.”
Stop trying to make Ronaldo relevant. He isn’t anymore.
— MOHAMMED SHUAIB (@SsmartshuaibB) March 5, 2023
And to think he literally plays with Messi 😭
— Ā (@ProudFede) March 5, 2023
He just loves Ronaldo ❤️
— Madrid Elites (@madridelites) March 5, 2023
Give Ronaldo Siu d’or than.
— Basic Football Knowledge🇦🇷 (@BallKnowledg3) March 5, 2023
Ronaldo moved to the Saudi Pro League to play for Al-Nassr at the end of 2022. His critics and haters pointed out that it was the end of his career, mainly because how the league is not one of Europe’s top leagues. However, Ronaldo hit back at those claims during his interview and said that it was a challenging league regardless.
The fan believes that Ronaldo isn’t as relevant as he used to be. The player’s fans would come to his defense and point out that he remains one of the biggest celebrities in the world and is still talked about often. However, it is a subjective opinion and could change according to one’s preferences.
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