In the columns of De Telegraaf, the old Batavian legend Robin van Persie returned to the first time he crossed paths with Kylian Mbappé. So at Fenerbahçe, the striker says he immediately discerned the enormous potential of the French.
Their paths crossed during a friendly match between Fenerbahçe and AS Monaco in the summer of 2017. Robin van Persie had the opportunity to play against Kylian Mbappé a few weeks before his pharaonic transfer to PSG.
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On behalf of the column he hosts in the columns of De Telegraaf, the former Dutch striker returned to his first meeting with the Frenchman, in whom he immediately saw enormous potential, taking the bet that he would become a ‘world star’: “We played on the field of an amateur club but what I saw of him during those 20 minutes, I have never seen in a boy of this age before. He was so so explosive and so technical. “
Huge talent seen immediately
The former Batavian glory says he directly perceived the extent of the potential of the Monegasque, then 18 years old: “He did more at the end of this match than we had all done in 70 minutes together. It was incredible. good. I watched the last few minutes from the sidelines and said to the others, ‘If this doesn’t become a world star, I’ll eat his football boots.’
A potential that Kylian Mbappé did not fail to confirm at PSG. The Parisian striker has already scored 123 goals under the tunic of the capital club since his arrival and continues to make Parisians happy.
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