Mbappe doesn’t lack op­ti­mism

The Citizen (KZN) - - SPORT - Paris

– Teenage sen­sa­tion Kylian Mbappe said this week that Cris­tiano Ron­aldo and Li­onel Messi re­main foot­ball’s great­est play­ers but that his own World Cup hero­ics could help crown him as the 2018 Bal­lon d’Or win­ner.

Mbappe, 19, helped France to World Cup glory in Rus­sia as his four goals in­cluded one in the 4-2 vic­tory over Croa­tia as he be­came just the sec­ond teenager af­ter Pele in 1958 to score in the fi­nal.

He was also voted Young Player of the Tour­na­ment and has since be­come Ligue 1’s lead­ing scorer with 11 goals. – AFP

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