Kylian Mbappe

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  1. nmc

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    Wonder why we gave up on this? Maybe he didn't want us or we wouldn't pay the fee but it looked like we had a chance here and PSG clearly had a free run to do the never never deal they did.
     
  2. cibaman

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    Interesting claim in the Sunday Times that the deal with Real Madrid was more or less done but he backed out when he was told that he would be replacing Ronaldo (who would be sold to United). Allegedly he didnt want that pressure.
     
  3. nmc

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    Sounds and smells like A1 BS.
     
  4. Andrew___K

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    'Becomes'? One needs only one game and a pair of eyes to see that he is already worldclass. Watching now France - Luxembourg, I'm a big admirer of Griezmann, but Mbappe is simply on another level in terms of awareness, speed of thought. Not even mentioning ridiculous technique and physical attributes.
     
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    You make him sound almost as good as Rashford.
     
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    Crazy talk that ;-()
     
  7. Andrew___K

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    Sorry, just got a little carried away :D
     
  8. CityInWashingtonState

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    MBappe does indeed appear to be extremely special - his pace, ability to dribble past defenders, and perhaps, his astonishing skill in the box - the ball comes to him, one touch and it's a shot on goal, leading immediately to a score or forcing a great save.
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    But... he's so young in his career... that I hesitate to anoint him just yet - might he pick up an injury that ruins his career? - might he have some sudden lack of confidence perhaps brought on by personal crisis? - etc.

    That said, MBappe looks to be the real deal. Not sure that he's quite got the dribbling skills of the real Ronaldo - but for now - given his pace - his skillset is more than adequate.
     
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    Agreed, we're not talking the kind of flair a Neymar or Messi has, what he does have is the killer instinct in front of goal and a dangerous amount of pace(Henry is a good comparison and the one that most compare him to) coupled with good movement off the ball it's more than enough to put him up there.

    What I don't like is the over hype he's had which will probably do him more harm than good, he's approaching world class already but he's NOT the finished article yet. Also lets be more down to earth about the type of player he is, he's not dibbling past whole defences on his own, he's not scoring screamers from way outside the box all the time, I don't recall seeing much variety in his goals yet but there's time for him to show it(overhead, scissor kicks, headers, both feet I've yet to see much like that from him). Also after Monaco's good run in the Champions league, defenders were bottling it before he'd even done much to get past them last season(the game against England for example, backing off way too much making it easy), beating themselves before making a challenge. I don't rate the level of defending in Ligue1 but it will probably do his confidence and development a world of good if he is a confidence player(that's maybe why Roberts went back to Celtic). The tie against Juventus was quite telling for how far he has to go IMO, they have good solid defenders who were more than up to handling him, he didn't have a bad game but they kept him very quiet.

    I think some of his more vocal fans should give it time before they massage their armchair scouting egos by personally handing him an balon d'or before he's earned one and lets not compare him to generational talents such as Messi and Ronaldo just yet, he shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath yet(miles away, that only comes with as many years doing the business as they have) as it's disrespectful to what they've done for the sport.
     
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