Kylian Mbappe is a Phenomenon

Kylian Mbappe is a Phenomenon

Kylian Mbappe, PSG

Kylian Mbappe

France midfielder, Blaise Matuidi has sung praises of his national teammate, Kylian Mbappe, tagging him a phenomenon after the Paris Saint Germain forward scored a brace in France’s 3-1 victory over Russia on Tuesday.

The former PSG player linked up with Mbappe with a tipping pass for the 19-year old to score his second of the evening. While speaking with reporters after the match, Matuidi said: “I think that Kylian is getting better and better. He is a phenomenon — absolutely extraordinary.
“Aside from that, I am a bit of a grizzled old veteran so it is sometimes necessary to pull him by his ears to get him to chip in defensively.”
The two goals Mbappe scored made him the youngest player to score a brace for France in the postwar era. Team legend, Christophe Dugarry, who won the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship with France, compared him to Brazilian legend Ronaldo when he was breaking through as a teenager.
Kylian, alone, took the offensive side of the game completely in hand,” Dugarry, who is now a pundit stated.

“He reminds of Ronaldo when he was just 19 years old — he is the same!”
The young sensation ended the game with a knock which might make him unavailable for the Coupe de la Ligue final against his old club, Monaco on Saturday.

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Valencia warn Paris Saint-Germain over Goncalo Guedes loan


Goncalo Guedes is waiting to complete a loan move to Valencia.

Valencia general director Mateu Alemany has warned Paris Saint-Germain to speed up the loan of Goncalo Guedes to the club or risk the deal collapsing.

The clubs have reached agreement for the Portugal international winger to join on a season-long loan.

But the move has not been completed, with PSG reportedly waiting to sign Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe before allowing Guedes to leave.

“We have to sign a minimum of two players. Guedes is one of them and we are negotiating,” Alemany told Movistar +.

“It not only depends on Mbappe but on the rest of the PSG players that are on their way out or on their way in, and we have to follow this crossword.

“It’s true that we cannot wait indefinitely for that situation to clarify itself as time is running out. I think, in the next few hours, things will become clearer.”

Guedes, 20, has made just one Ligue 1 start for PSG since joining from Benfica in January.

Meanwhile, new Valencia coach Marcelino praised his side’s performance in their 2-2 draw at Real Madrid on Sunday.

He told Cadena Ser radio: “The team is creating a solid base as well as building a collective spirit and that makes us very optimistic looking ahead.

They were denied victory only by an 82nd-minute goal from Madrid’s Marco Asensio, who had also opened the scoring.

“We know what he is capable of,” Marcelino said. “He was sensational, crucial, despite his youth.

“He has proved that he is a great footballer. I believe he can mark an era at Real Madrid and in Spanish football.”

Valencia resume their La Liga campaign after the international break with a home game against Atletico Madrid on Sept. 9.

Adriana Garcia is a Valencia-based football writer who covers La Liga for ESPN FC.



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