Griezmann: ‘Mbappe will be as good as Messi, Ronaldo’


According to striker Antoine Griezmann, fellow countryman Kylian Mbappe will become the best player in the world in the next few years.

“I’m happy for him,” Antoine Griezmann said of Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick in PSG’s 4-1 victory over Barca on February 16. “He has received a lot of criticism. But that’s what often happens with emerging stars. Just a little bit of slack, Kylian will be criticized. I believe PSG has a bright star in the future. close, who will reach the level of Messi and Ronaldo. Today, Kylian has a great game “.

Mbappe shines before Barca, during the day PSG lacks Neymar. Image: Goal.

On the evening of February 16, three goals from Mbappe and one from Moise Kean helped PSG win against Barca in the first leg of the 1/8 Champions League round. This result almost guarantees tickets to the quarter-finals for the French team. Playing at Camp Nou, but PSG overwhelmed the number of opportunities created in front of goal, as well as the number of shots, and received controversial penalties.

“We need a perfect match to overcome PSG but we can’t do it,” admits Griezmann. “PSG plays too well. This is a big defeat for Barca. We are completely ready for the game. The team has prepared everything. But PSG is better and I have nothing to defend.”

Mbappe is PSG’s number one striker this season, with 21 goals in 29 games. A hat-trick against Barca helped the 22-year-old striker have five Champions League goals. Griezmann, who scored 12 goals for Barca from the start of the season, insisted the home team could win the final after the second leg: “We will not go to Paris to travel. We will find a way to turn things around. Barca must score. table, while blocking Kylian “.

Four years ago, Barca lost to PSG 0-4 in the first leg, but won 6-1 in the second leg and continued with a total of 6-5. But, in front of Barca is the return leg at the Parc des Princes, not the Camp Nou as in 2017. They also no longer have two good partners of Messi in attack, Luis Suarez and Neymar – who have scored three goals in That 6-1 win.

The return leg of the 1/8 Champions League round between Barca and PSG took place on March 11.

*Results – Champions League Fixture

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