Former Paris Saint-Germain defender Maxwell has insisted that Lionel Messi is still the best footballer in the world despite Kylian Mbappe’s rise to prominence.
France international Mbappe has risen to prominence in recent years and is seen as the successor to Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Maxwell, who was Messi’s team-mate at Barcelona, believes without any doubt that the Argentine World Cup winner remains the best player in the world.
The former Brazil superstar left-back hailed the achievement of Mbappe and added that he would step into the shoes of Messi and Ronaldo.
Maxwell told French media outlet Canal Plus, “For me, it’s always Messi.
“But he is showing that he[Mbappe] is the player for the next 10 years with [Erling] Haaland.
“Players are in very good shape to take this position after Cristiano and Messi. They are getting stronger. But it is sure that Mbappé is exceptional.”