Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe says winning the Champions League is an “obsession” and more important to him than receiving the Ballon d’Or award.

The 18-year-old enjoyed a breakout season as Monaco won Ligue 1, scoring 26 goals in all competitions – including six in a dazzling run to the semi-finals of Europe’s premier competition – form that has seen him linked with a lucrative move to several of Europe’s big spenders.

Mbappe has lofty ambitions and wants to improve on that Champions League last-four finish, while speaking of his desire to prioritise team success over individual glory.

“[The Champions League] is a dream, a competition that everyone wants to win and that only a minority can win – the most important are the titles,” he told Telefoot.

“That would be much more of an obsession for me than the Ballon d’Or, for example. I want to touch the stars and, when you dream, you do not dream of playing the middle of the table or maintaining it.”

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— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) June 5, 2017

Mbappe’s stellar performances also him earned international recognition with France and he is desperate to represent Les Bleus at next year’s World Cup in Russia.

“[The 2018 World Cup] is the number one goal at international level,” he added. “As I always say, dreams are good but it’s up to me to work for them.”


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