France Boss Responds To Mbappe/Messi Comparisons
France Boss Responds To Kylian Mbappe/Lionel Messi Comparisons
With Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe being hailed as one of the best young players in world football, France's manager has now spoken about the forward being compared to five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi.
Many believe Mbappe is the true heir to the throne currently occupied by Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who have both dominated world football for more than a decade.
At 19, Mbappe has been tipped to reach the crazy standards set by the two superstars, even earning comparisons to them, and Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps feels he belongs in the same category as the Argentine.
"Messi and Mbappe are two different players, with different characteristics, but one thing is clear, Kylian is out of this world," Deschamps told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"I think they belong in the same category of player, but Kylian is very young.
"I don't want to take anything away from Kylian, but Messi is at an incredible level after 10 years.
"Kylian has great chances of having a great career too. He's doing important stuff already, although others before him haven't been able to win a World Cup.
"He has a long way to improve too."
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