Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has hailed Real Madrid as a Ballon d’Or machine.
Mbappe, who was close to joining Real Madrid this summer before signing a new PSG contract, believes it’s easy to win the Ballon d’Or as a Real Madrid player.
“Real Madrid is a Ballon d’Or machine, you have to admit it,” Mbappe told L’Équipe.
“The important thing is to have my feet on the ground, but I’m still convinced that one day I’ll be able to win it at PSG.
“Does (the team) influence (the award)? Yes, of course. Especially in the last eight or nine years. It’s part of the puzzle. You have the support of your teammates, your club, your coach … and you have the communication and pressure piece.
“Real Madrid knows how to do it very well. Almost every year they manage to convince you that their player is the number one candidate. when the refrain is repeated every day, especially when the voting period approaches, it can have its small influence…”