A word of advice is always welcome if you want to become better and more in football, especially when those words come from arguably the best player in history. You have to be doing something good if Pele has good words towards you and your game and that’s exactly what Kylian Mbappe has done so far.
The French star has been in everybody’s mouth ever since his days with Monaco and there hasn’t been a day when he doesn’t show why he’s considered one of the most prominent players nowadays. However, Kylian still has things to work on and improve if he wants to become a real superstar.
Brazilian icon, Pele, has stated Mbappe can be very good in the future, but he has things to polish before being considered the best of the best.
"He is not yet the king," Pele told Le Parisien. "He is undergoing tests to become the king. He still has a lot of steps ahead of him. He is young, he has just started.
"In football, you do not always know everything. There is always something to learn. He can always improve his game, his movements. If I can give him advice, it's taking care of his body and looking after himself. The technique, he already has it. The physical aspect is the most important thing for an athlete today. What is missing? Not much. Maybe his heading game, the impulse and the jump. That's what makes us different again because I had a lot of momentum. I was going very high and I scored a lot of headed goals," Pele said.
When asked about his current team and the huge advantage they have in Ligue 1, Pele underestimated those comments, stating PSG wasn’t holding back the forward.
"No, he does not need to leave the PSG," he continued. "He must continue to play the same way because he will become the best in the world. That's important. If we have to make a comparison with Pele, Pele never left Santos to be the best player in the world.
Similarities between these two are gigantic, as both players went to win the FIFA World Cup at a young age, Pele at 17 and Mbappe at 19. Now it’s a matter of time to see if the Frenchman can replicate the things the King did back in his days.