He made his debut for Monaco aged 16, became the world’s most expensive teenager at 18 and will play a World Cup final on Sunday at 19. Can anything stop the rise of Kylian Mbappé?
The life of the little football geniuses sometimes has all kinds of discord and anger. Kylian Mbappé has been through this and is bound to be held responsible for the conflicts in his early career. But this kid, deeply devoted to the game, seemed stronger than anything, on the field and off it, as he prepared from a young age to navigate the pitiless environment of football.
“His father Wilfried has videos of him as a child, in which he tells his story,” says family friend Alain Mboma. “He is four years old – four years old! – and he described the journey he wanted to take.”
Written by Guillaume Dufy, Sébastien Tarrago and Fabien Touati
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jul/13/kylian-mbappe-fast-learner-world-cup-final-france-croatia under the title “Kylian Mbappé: the fast learner who takes it all in his rapid stride”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.