The 2018 World Cup ended last Sunday with the coronation of the French team who became World Champion for the second time after its 1998 title. One of the French players who stood out during the this competition is Kylian Mbappé.
Since the match against Argentina where he had slammed a double, Kylian Mbappé has particularly attracted the attention of several legends of world football, starting with King Pelé who raved about him.
After the victory of France in the final against Croatia (4-2), King Pele ignited social networks when he spoke to Kylian Mbappé. On his twitter account, the Brazilian football legend sent a friendly message to the 19-year-old French striker “Only the second youngster to have scored a goal in a World Cup final! Welcome to Kylian Mbappé – it’s great to have company! “
Before adding, “If Kylian continues to match my records like that, I’ll have to dust off my old crampons. “
In turn, Kylian Mbappé kindly responded to King Pele’s messages late at night. Despite the praise he has received from Brazilian legend, the 19-year-old French striker said Pele is still king: “The king will always remain king. “ Has he said briefly.
At this World Cup, Kylian Mbappé won the title of the youngest player in the World Cup. It is no coincidence that the French striker has seduced many football lovers including the legend King Pele.
If Kylian keeps equalling my records like this I may have to dust my boots off again… // Se o @KMbappe continuar a igualar os meus records assim, eu vou ter que tirar a poeira das minhas chuteiras novamente…#WorldCupFinal https://t.co/GYWfMxPn7p
— Pelé (@Pele) July 15, 2018