There is no doubt that Kylian Mbappé, 22, 17 goals in 44 caps, is a worthy heir in the eyes of Thierry Henry, 43, record holder for goals in the selection - 51 goals for 123 caps.
As Euro 2021 begins for the Bondynois, the assistant coach of the Red Devils (alongside Roberto Martinez) painted a glowing portrait of the young man for the Goal site.
"He's the kind of guy who can turn a draw into a win, a loss into a draw and sometimes a loss into a win," said the winner of Euro 2000. He has that talent.
To have a player like him is just amazing.
Not only what he can do, but how smart he is with the ball.
He uses his brain when he plays and I like that about him.
We are so happy that he is French.
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As for the future in club of Mbappé (whose contract with PSG expires in June 2022), for which the person concerned has not yet made a decision, the former player of Monaco and Arsenal does not get wet. "First and foremost, I have immense respect for PSG and what they have accomplished, so for me it would be unfair to talk about leaving or not leaving," said the former striker. Whatever Kylian Mbappé wants to accomplish, if he thinks about it, it looks like he will. I just hope he can stay injury free and we can have the luxury of watching him for a very long time because he is special. "
In addition, Henry gives his opinion on the advisability of the recall of Karim Benzema in the France team. In particular that he is not afraid that the return to the Blues of the Madrid striker has any negative impact on the harmony of the team. “Knowing Didier Deschamps, he had to measure that well, specifies Henry, former partner of the French coach. What happened before, I don't know. All I know is Benzema is back and that can only be a plus. You now have a different kind of attacker. You have Giroud who can hold the ball, Griezmann who likes to play behind the striker, Benzema who is really everywhere and Mbappé who can play where he wants to play and accelerate when he wants. "