Marcel Desailly, in an interview with the Parisian, believes that Kylian Mbappé would benefit from playing easier to become even more lethal in front of goal. For him, the PSG striker must be inspired by big names such as George Weah, Marco van Basten or Jean-Pierre Papin.
Marcel Desailly admires the talent of Kylian Mbappé, but he would like to see him with a more refined game. “If there is one small thing I can blame him for, it is still being too playful,” said the former international defender, in an interview unveiled on Wednesday by The Parisian.
“It’s nice to see a young player of his level liking the ball so much, chaining the dribbles, having fun on the pitch and having such a desire to participate in the game. But it slows down his progress a bit. It will come with it. time, “said the 1998 world champion, now 52 years old and now a television consultant.
Good advice to become “unique and unparalleled”
According to him, “accepting to take a little less pleasure” is what will allow Kylian Mbappé, who has 17 goals in 44 caps, to become “even more of a killer” in the last meters: “All the great strikers with whom I played or was opponent, from Zola to Bergkamp, Papin or Baggio, via Van Nistelrooy, Weah and Van Basten, were killers in front of goal “.
“They were constantly seeking to hurt, not hesitating to sacrifice everything to strive for maximum efficiency. Kylian is already exceptional, he must now become, magical. Unique and unparalleled”, concludes Marcel Desailly, moreover convinced that Kylian Mbappé will get along very well with Antoine Griezmann and especially perfectly take advantage of the “great tactical intelligence” Karim Benzema.