April 17, 2024

Mbappé? We get insulted all day long

On Wednesday, Kylian Mbappé celebrated his twenty-fifth birthday. A precocious talent and nugget of current French soccer, the 2018 World Champion with France has been one of the major and unavoidable subjects of specialist broadcasts for several years now. And inevitably, even if he attracts many compliments, the Paris Saint-Germain player is also the target of some criticism. W…

On Wednesday, Kylian Mbappé celebrated his twenty-fifth birthday. A precocious talent and nugget of current French soccer, the 2018 World Champion with France has been one of the major and unavoidable subjects of specialist broadcasts for several years now. And inevitably, even if he attracts many compliments, the Paris Saint-Germain player is also the target of some criticism. Whether it’s about his game or his attitude, his every move is commented on, as is the case with the greatest footballers. Je say nothing unkind. We spend our time in stadiums and people are there saying ‘pro-Mbappé, pro-Mbappé’. And the journalist returns to the subject of Mbappé himself. Overall, I think Mbappé is treated with a lot of respect in France.

It’s incomparable with Lionel Messi

For all that, Giovanni Castaldi conceded that it was not possible to say only positive things about the Bondynois. There is sometimes criticism, which I think is legitimate because he has a status and sometimes you have the right to be criticized, even when you’re an icon and, even if he’s a very strong player, he’s still not perfect. And it’s not an insult to say so. As to whether Kylian Mbappé already deserves to be placed on an equal footing with Lionel Messi, the journalist was very categorical.stics, track record and visual impression, what Messi did at his age, it was all there. Mbappé is very strong, but it’s still a long way from the level Messi had at the same age.