Although most of us have poor self-confidence and an incompetent feeling (he sort slips down his cheek like an individual tear) we all know of at least one fellow who loves himself completely.

Now the high opinion of friends generally makes them look p*** as they go to celebrate after a quick tap-in scoring at a kick-back in the local park, but imagine finding a mate of great faith and ability.

Ok, just think about Kylian Mbappe’s mates.

Trust is a strange thing.

Paris Saint-Germain exposed the secret to his rapid retirement, saying that his mentality was essential to his performance, and that before every game he assures himself that he is better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

“DON’T YOU KNOW? NATURALLY, IT’S VITAL THAT NOBODY ELSE CAN DRIVE YOU WHILE YOU’RE IN THE ROUGH,”

RMC Sport told him (via Goal). “You must persuade yourself to be able to overthrow mountains.

“People don’t get vanity, so nobody can come to your house to tell you you why you should do that if you don’t feel good. You and your attitude are all that. It is just you. It is just you. You must reassure yourself that you can do amazing things.

“I still remind myself every single time I go on a pitch that I am the best and yet I have played in places where Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were. You’re better players than me; you’ve done a billion stuff than me.

“BUT I ALWAYS SAY THAT I’M THE BEST IN MY MIND BECAUSE YOU DON’T RESTRICT YOUR OWN AND WANT TO DO YOUR BEST THAT WAY.”

Mbappe concedes people are unable to realise how confident he has in his own capacity although it is probably tough for most of us to understand the idea of not hating ourselves (this tear falls back here again).

“OBVIOUSLY, PEOPLE OFTEN DON’T UNDERSTAND, AND I THINK MAYBE THERE IS ALSO THIS OBSTACLE GENERATED IN RELATION TO THIS SUBJECT, WHERE YOU DON’T ARTICULATE WHAT THE EGO REALLY IS,”

He said.

“FOR HUMANS, THE EGO SIMPLY DOES NOT PENALISE A MATE, WHO HAS A BETTER WAGE THAN THE OPPOSING TEAM’S PLAYER. IT’S ALSO IN THE PLANNING, NOT JUST THAT. IT IS A PERSONAL THING TO GO BEYOND YOURSELF, WELL BEYOND TELLING ‘ME, ME’ SUPERFICIALLY. HOWEVER, I THINK THERE’S A LOT TO SAY.”

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