Ballon d’Or: I admire him – Zidane names player to win award

France legend, Zinedine Zidane has named the player he would love to celebrate as a Ballon d’Or winner.

Zidane lavished praise on his compatriot, Kylian Mbappe, and wants the PSG star to be named the best player in the world.

Mbappe is being heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, a club where Zidane is a legend both as a player and a manager.

Mbappe has informed PSG that he won’t be extending his contract beyond next summer.

Zidane wants to see Mbappe go on to win the Ballon d’Or, telling Telefoot, “I hope Kylian Mbappe wins many Ballon d’Ors.

“I follow him, and I admire him.”

Kylian Mbappe is among the frontrunners for the 2023 Ballon d’Or award, following a stellar year for club and country.