Kylian Mbappé is a special player.
For starters, the Frenchman is only 19 years old. Not only that, but he doesn’t turn 20 until December. He’s coming off a very solid campaign with PSG, tallying 13 goals and eight assists across 28 Ligue 1 matches while racking up four goals and three more assists across eight Champions League contests.
But now, on the biggest international stage of them all, Mbappé has made history for France.
— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) June 21, 2018
At 19 years and 183 days, Mbappé is now France’s youngest goalscorer ever at a World Cup. Paul Pogba is starting to roam free in midfield — it’s still not enough, Didier Deschamps! — and Mbappé is showing his class up front. This is a fun France team that would be a whole lot more fun under a less conservative manager, but right now what they’re doing is effective.
If France hold on to beat Peru today, they are through to the knockout rounds. Russia and Uruguay are already through. After their draw earlier today, Denmark need a result against France next Tuesday. In the meantime, let’s all just sit back and enjoy the ability of Mbappé. Unless the team you support is playing against them, of course. And even then…
He’s already special, but he’s only going to get better.