Vincent Kompany compares Kylian Mbappe to Messi AND Ronaldo after star switch in France’s World Cup defeat in Australia… but insists fans will only see the ‘best version’ of him if he moves to Manchester City from Pep Guardiola
- Burnley boss Vincent Kompany has praised France star Kylian Mbappe
- The Paris Saint-Germain forward was superb as France thrashed Australia 4-1
- Kompany compared the 23-year-old star to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
- But the Belgian insisted fans will only see the best of him if he moves to Man City
Vincent Kompany has praised Kylian Mbappe, comparing him to legends like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after a star turn for France.
The 23-year-old superstar striker helped the Blues thrash Australia 4-1 in their World Cup opener on Tuesday night, with a goal and an assist for Didier Deschamps’ side.
But Burnley manager Kompany insisted football fans will only see the best version of Mbappé if he moves to the “best manager in the best league”, which he believes is Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, his former club.
Vincent Kompany has compared Kylian Mbappe to legends Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
The superstar striker scored one and assisted one as France beat Australia 4-1 on Tuesday
He said: “There are few players who give you that feeling – Ronaldinho, Messi, Ronaldo. You have no solutions. If he can keep doing what he’s doing, it’s very difficult to limit a player like that… With France they have a great player who can do it.”
Kompany then spoke about the possibility of Mbappé leaving PSG, adding: “I think that’s what we expect him to do. (But) he wants to win the Champions League with PSG, it will mean a lot to him.
‘Put the best player with the best coach in the best league in the world and I’ll let you guess who it is! Manchester City, that’s when you’ll see the best version of him.
But the Burnley boss insisted fans will not see the best of him unless he moves to Man City.
Kompany also labeled some of Mbappe’s moves as similar to former France strikers Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka, while teammate Didier Drogba said there was a bit of Brazil’s Ronaldo Nazario in his game.
Socceroos winger Craig Goodwin gave the Socceroos a surprise lead at the Al Janoub Stadium, before France roared back.
Adrien Rabiot equalised, with a goal from Mbappe set up by an Olivier Giroud brace, equaling Thierry Henry’s record goalscoring record of 51 for the country.