After a fantastic performance in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, France youngster Kylian Mbappe has been flourished with praise by many legends of football. This time he got the appreciation from the former Seria A and Juventus legend, Gianluigi Buffon.
Buffon believes Mbappe has all the qualities one need to win a Ballon d’Or.
Buffon believes Mbappe has all the potential and qualities required to become the best. The Frenchman scored four goals including a goal in the final of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
The 19-year old also won the best young player of the World Cup award. The former Juventus goalkeeper thinks Mbappe can achieve everything he wants if he keeps his foot in the ground and stay humble. Buffon told PSG’s official club magazine,
“Kylian has something more than the others. I hope that he will remain humble and maintain his desire to progress and make sacrifices. If Kylian does that, then he will leave his mark on football history and write some incredible pages in sporting history.”
Gianluigi Buffon and Kylian Mbappe are now team-mates in PSG after the goalkeeper decided to end his legendary career at Juventus and take a new challenge.
Buffon also revealed his former Juventus teammate Andrea Barzagli was stunned after he faced Mbappe in the 2017 UCL semi-final.
“When I spoke with Andrea, one of my great friends, at the end of the match, he told me: ‘Gigi, in my 20 years as a professional football player, I have rarely seen somebody so fast and so quick even with the ball. I had trouble marking him. These words are not trivial. Andrea, when he is focused and on song, is a great defender.”
The legendary goalkeeper’s Ligue 1 career will start on 13th August when PSG will face Caen at Parc des Princes at the Parc des Princes.