K. Mbappe about the confrontation with C. Ronaldo: "It will be an honor for me to play against him" © afp

The quarterfinals of the European Football Championship will kick off on Friday, with one of them featuring a face-off between the national teams of Portugal and France.

This match will also include the highly anticipated showdown between Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe. The latter has never hidden his admiration for C. Ronaldo, and ahead of the upcoming quarterfinal, stated that it will be an honor for him to compete against the star of Portuguese football.

"I have never hidden my admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo. Over time, I've had many opportunities to interact with him, and we constantly maintain contact.

Ronaldo always tries to give me advice to further improve my own game. It will be an honor for me to play against him. Ronaldo has contributed a lot to football.

Regardless of what happened before or what will happen after this match, Ronaldo will remain a football legend. However things turn out, we hope to reach the semifinals," Mbappe told BBC in an interview.

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