Rafael Leao is one of AC Milan’s most talented players, the Portuguese star has scored 47 goals in 183 matches in five seasons. There is no doubt this season that when Rafael Leao is on, AC Milan are clicking on all cylinders.
Stefano Pioli made sure to relieve Leao by signing USMNT winger Christian Pulisic, who restored confidence to his new team in spades with six goals and four assists, freeing up Leao to create more and play more freely on the left. .
Now Leao sat down with Sky Sports in Italy to talk about the next step in his career and how the talented winger can reach the level of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappé.
Leao on Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé
Leao confirmed that Ronaldo remains his main “idol” in the game to Sky Sport Italia before being asked if he can emulate the best in the world, to which the Portuguese forward replied: “Yes, but I’m not selfish. I can score goals, but if I can provide an assist, I pass to my teammate. At these levels numbers make the difference as Mbappe, Haaland, and Messi produce numbers that speak for themselves. If I think like them, I’ll get to that level.”