Kylian Mbappe has taken the world for assault ever since that breakout season for AS Monaco a couple of years ago, and so far, he hasn’t missed a beat since joining Paris Saint-Germain either.
The wonderkid is considered to be one of the best strikers in the world at the tender age of 20 years old, and the future looks bright for a young man that has already won a World Cup with a starring role.
That’s why Marcelo, one of Olympique Lyon’s center-backs, has had nothing but praise for the French striker.
According to Marcelo, Mbappe is even harder to contain than Lionel Messi, who most people consider to be the greatest player to ever lace them up ahead of Maradona, Pele, Cruyff or Cristiano.
Marcelo was in charge of guarding Messi during their UCL clash against FC Barcelona, and it looks like he was far from impressed with the Argentinian after going head-to-head with Mbappe.
Following a subpar effort from Ernesto Valverde’s team, the Brazilian defender had nothing but praise for the PSG striker:
“The players I’ve played against in recent times are at the very top level. Playing against Mbappe this season, he gave me a lot of work. Messi didn’t play very well [on Tuesday], but Mbappe, for the speed, positioning, having direct confrontations with him, he was the most difficult. I think there is a great possibility that he will soon become the best in the world. There are some points that he needs to improve to be compared to Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but he is evolving very fast”, Marcelo told Goal.
Nonetheless, his team is set to face arguably the toughest match in recent history, as they try to contain Barcelona in the second leg of the UCL’s knockout stage.