'What makes Mbappe better than Haaland'

Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain
Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain

With Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland tipped to become football's next big rivalry, it has been claimed the France international is the better of the two players due to one particular aspect of his game. 

There have been suggestions there is an ongoing changing of the guard as to who will dominate football in the coming years.

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While the likes of Real Madrid centre-forward Karim Benzema and new FC Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski receive a shout in this regard, with the pair topping the scoring charts in the past three seasons or so, they are not considered to be next in line to succeed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's reign at the summit of the game.

In many quarters, it has been suggested that Mbappe and Haaland are the next top duo to replace the Argentine attacker and the Portuguese goal-poacher, who share 12 Ballon d'Or awards between them, as football's biggest rivalry. 

With a debate as to who the better player is between the Paris Saint-Germain No. 7 and the new Manchester City striker arising, French football pundit Nabil Djellit has now claimed the France forward has superior attributes to the Norwegian sensation. 

"For me, Haaland is a surface player who can pick up, play in one touch," he told L'Equipe du Soir.

"Yes, with [Borussia] Dortmund in transition, he arrived launched, but Mbappe is indeed more creative because he does not frequent the same areas.

"He picks up, goes to the sides, he can frame an opponent, he can dribble.

"I remember that, last season, he was the best passer in Ligue 1. It is that he was also in the creation."

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Both players have had an incredible start to the 2022/23 season, with Mbappe netting nine times in seven outings across all competitions for PSG, while the Citizens marksman has already reached double figures at the Etihad, with 12 goals in just eight matches.

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