Mbappe said this following PSG’s Champions League 3-2 victory over RB Leipzig last night.
Messi was named among the 30-man nominees for the 2021 Ballon d’Or recently.
“Why did I give the penalty to Messi? That’s what teammates do”, Mbappe told RMC Sport.
“He’s the best player in the world.
“He let me take the second penalty. Unfortunately, I missed it.
“It’s a privilege to play with him, and it would be fully deserved if he won the Ballon d’Or.”
The winner for this year’s Ballon d’Or will be announced on November 29.