Kylian Mbappe put in a sensational individual performance which inspired France to a 4-3 victory over Argentina at the weekend, and afterwards his team-mate Paul Pogba admitted that he can’t compete with the level of talent the 19-year-old PSG forward has.
Mbappe scored two expertly taken goals against Lionel Messi‘s Argentina, with his pace and trickery causing havoc in the Argentinian defence right from the first whistle of the two Country’s World Cup last 16 tie.
Many pundits have even suggested Mbappe’s performance was a seminal moment, in which the torch of being a player capable of claiming to be the best in the World was passed from Messi to the young French attacker.
Manchester United midfielder Pogba, who was the World’s most expensive player until last summer, has been seriously impressed by his international team-mate and praised the forwards blistering pace.
“Kylian has much more talent than I have,’ Pogba told Goal.
“Do you see what he is doing at his age?
“No, I never had his talent.
“He has so much speed…though he’s a forward, he can’t be compared with me.”
France will face Uruguay next in a game that is set up to be a fascinating encounter.
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