Paul Pogba hailed Kylian Mbappe’s rapid ascent to the top of world football and claimed the 19-year-old has a good grasp of the game, saying: “He understands things I didn’t when I was his age.”
Paris Saint-German forward Mbappe has been one of the stars of the World Cup, scoring three goals and terrorising defences in six appearances to help his country reach a third final in 20 years.
Ahead of Les Bleus’ clash with Croatia on Sunday, Pogba heaped praise on Mbappe’s desire, ambition and maturity.
“Kyky is young, we know it, he knows it, but on the pitch there are no youngsters,” Pogba told reporters.
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