Nominated for the title of best player at the 2023 UNFP Trophies, Kylian Mbappé did not convince Johan Micoud this season. For the latter, the PSG player is not necessarily a favorite.
The 31st UNFP Football Trophies ceremony will take place on May 28 and will be an opportunity this year again to award prizes to the best players in Ligue 1. In the category of best player of the season, five nominees are in the running. In addition to Lensois Seko Fofana and Loïs Openda, as well as Lille’s Jonathan David, two PSG players also compete with Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi. Winner of the trophy for three years, Mbappé is once again announced as the favorite. But some disagree.
For Johan Micoud, it is rather Lionel Messi who should get the reward. The channel consultant The Team gave his views on Tuesday evening. ” The Mbappé of last season, for me there was zero suspense. […] But on that season, when I hear that he’s the one carrying PSG, I don’t necessarily agree because on the first part of the season, I find that it’s more Messi-Neymar who wore this PSG, and on the other part of the season, from January to March, it did not have three great months. So that’s a lot over a season to tell me that there’s no suspense and that the best player will be him. »
“Everyone will cry foul, but…”
According to the 2000 European champion with the France team, Lionel Messi would even be more to highlight, but not only. ” On the list, I see Fofana who had a huge season in a club that is less upscale than PSG and who also carried his team. And more regularly than Mbappé. Everyone will cry foul, but I also think that Messi had a very good season. It now remains to be seen what the final choice will be.