Pele: Mbappe can be the new Pele, I’m not joking

Mbappe and PeleBrazil legend Pele has claimed that Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has what it takes to become his heir.The three-time World Cup winner praised the Frenchman’s achievement of winning the competition in Russia at such a young age.“He won the World Cup at the age of 19 and I did it when I was 17 years old,” Pele told France Football.“I teased him saying he had almost equalled [what I did}, but I think he can become the new Pele and I don’t say that as a joke.”Pele has also revealed that Mbappe sent him a private message after his win in the World Cup against Croatia.“To make me even happier, you have to win another World Cup,” replied the Brazilian.Finally, the 78-year-old acknowledged his close relationship with Neymar and criticised the player’s attitude during the 2018 tournament.“He [Neymar] has became known for diving and complicating the life of the referees, which is why his image was negative,” Pele added.“We have spoken several times and I have also talked to his father.“I think he understands now, as he is undoubtedly one of the best players in the world and I hope that he will soon be the best.”This story was first published by Marca via: USAHint SportsCall our Editor on 0209391902 or click here and inform us via Whatsapp. You could equally email your stories or articles to and we’ll surely put them online

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