VfL Wolfsburg’s Swiss defender Kevin Mbabu has opened up on a childhood dream to play two of the greatest footballers of all time in Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mbabu, 25, cites Cristiano Ronaldo as the player responsible for his desire to become a professional footballer, expressing his admiration for him and Messi and also said that it was a dream to play against the two.
“First of all, I always admired him [Cristiano Ronaldo] and Lionel Messi because they were always big players,” Mbabu told the Bundesliga. “I was a Manchester United fan at the beginning, so I watched him when I started to watch football and when Man United were at their best.”
“I always told myself that my dream one day was to play against Ronaldo or Messi and I said I would do everything for this to happen one day.”
Mbabu has never played against Messi but has faced Ronaldo twice when Switzerland faced Portugal and he described it as an amazing experience. “managed to do it because I played two times against Cristiano Ronaldo and it was an amazing experience.” he said.
Mbabu is an integral part of Wolfsburg’s rock solid defence that kept seven straight clean sheets in the Bundesliga this season and has helped the team into top four.
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