Thierry Henry has hailed Monaco wonder-kid Kylian Mbappe, the player tipped to copy his own particular accomplishments, as a splendid ability.
Mbappe has knocked some people’s socks off with his performances for the Principality outfit this season and he’s been the most recent player on top club’s transfer list
Various football figures, including France coach Didier Deschamps, have drawn similarities between sensational Mbappe and Henry, who likewise began his professional career at Monaco.
The 18-year-old has been in sublime form for Monaco scoring 19 goals in what has been his breakthrough season and made his France debut against Luxembourg a week ago, getting to be Les Bleus’ youngest player for more than 60 years.
Henry was hesitant to compare Mbappe and himself yet he did not keep down in his praise of the Monaco forward, whose club colleague Fabinho has tipped him for a potential move to Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Henry Speaking to Canal + says the 18-year-old kid “has a good head on his shoulders,” adding that he enjoyed watching him play.
“I don’t like comparing players — Mbappe has to become Mbappe and that is all,” he said.
“But my word, he is good. Ooh, la la! l really like watching him play. When you have a kid with that much talent, what are you going to teach him apart from a few tactical things?”
Henry said Mbappe should focus on developing his “intelligence and movement” in matches.
“Understand quickly who is weak in the match, who you should attack and who you shouldn’t attack,” he added. “I met him and he gave me the impression that he has a good head on his shoulders.
“When I watch him dribble, he is thinking. He thinks when he plays and that for me is the most important thing in a player.
“Yes, he is quick, but he is thinking — and that is the sign of a kid who can go a long way in the game.”