The Brazilian icon thinks Paris Saint-Germain striker can become the best player of his generation, but believes he still needs to be improved.
Brazilian football legend Pele has advised Kylian Mbappen on how to become the best player in the world.
Pele had previously named Mbappen as “the new Pele”, and now he added that Mbappe still has a lot of things to learn to achieve his potential.
Pele believes Mbappe has all the qualities to be the best player of his generation but believes that the Paris Saint-Germain striker should be physically improved.
“He is not yet the king. He is passing some tests to become king. There are still many steps ahead of you. He is young and has just started. In football, you can not know everything. You always have something you can learn, “Pele said.
“He can improve his movements. If I can advise him, I say that he needs to take care of his body and himself. He has the technique, but the physical aspect is the most important thing for an athlete today. ”
“What is lacking in him? Not too much. Maybe headshots, impulses, and dances. This is the difference between us because I was very excited, the jump too high and I scored many goals with my head. ”
“He does not need to leave PSG. He should continue to play the same way because he will be the best in the world. This is important. If we have to make comparisons with Pelen. Pele never left Santos to become the best in the world. ”
Like Pele, Mbappe has won the World Cup title as a teenager. The Brazilian raised this trophy at the age of 17, while Mbappe was 19-year-old. Pele raised this trophy two more times, becoming the only footballer in history that triumphed three times in the World.
Mbappe is on a similar footing with Brazilian as he scored four goals in Russia’s World Cup and was declared the best young player in the competition. Also, he is expected to win the Ligue 1 title for the third time in a row.
Having scored 13 goals in 27 games last season, Mbappe has already doubled this figure by marking 27 in 24 games this season, which helped PSG to be in the first position on Ligue 1 table, with 20 points more than the club in second position.