Bayern Munich and Polish forward, Robert Lewandowski has heaped praises on Paris Saint Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe. Describing him as a different attacker.
The Paris born forward showed why he is one of the hottest talents in football with his mesmerising run and finish against Real Madrid in the Champions League, at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.
Asks what he thinks of the 23 year-old who is going to be out of contract in the summer, Lewandowski said the Ligue 1 golden boot winner for 2019 – 2020 is never satisfied and always hungry.
“The most important thing for a top player is to always be hungry, never to be satisfied, despite their insane schedules. Kylian Mbappé is the perfect embodiment of that. He seems to be always fresh mentally.
“As a striker, sometimes the biggest challenge is to stay focused, at all times. I love his dynamism, his explosiveness. He’s not the typical number nine, fox-in-the-box style, he’s more of a winger who likes to rush into space.
“It’s important not to leave him any, otherwise he’s irresistible. I’m sure he’ll be mentally tough enough to meet such high expectations and be among the best in the world over the long term.
The 2021 FIFA Best player further compared Mbappe to Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry.
“Henry was impressively fast and explosive, with world-class dribbling skills, and had a formidable efficiency with a surgical precision on his strikes which always impressed me.
“Kylian is equally fast and excellent in his dribbling. They both have the ability to stand out and dominate their direct opponent while maintaining remarkable composure and lucidity in the final moment.
“They’re very similar and I have no doubt that Kylian will also make his mark on the history of football. Lewandowski said to France Football.
Mbappe was declared Champions League Player of the Week for his performance against Real Madrid.