Football fan pages are going ablaze as the new star on the block, Kylian Mbappe has scored more goals than the previous top French footballer in the World Cup. Keep in mind that Mbappe is only 23-years-old.
Currently, the Qatar World Cup is Mbappe’s second World Cup. Thierry Henry has participated in four World Cups from 1997 till 2010. There is a lot of buzz about this, some are pro Mbappe and some not entirely.
Now especially that France beat Morocco in the semi-finals for the World Cup, he has a strong chance in helping his home country win this year’s World Cup.
Fans argument about Mbappe vs Henry
According to a Facebook post in a prominent football group, a fan posted that Mbappe has done the near impossible in scoring more than a veteran who had more chances to do as such. Some sources say Mbappe had scored seven, or nine goals.
Fans stated that the quality football is not the same as when Henry was a star. Many do agree that Mbappe is an amazing scorer, but the competition today is not as tough as it was many years ago.
Others stated that they aren’t obsessed about which players score the most goals but the fact that they care about which country is the best. Some naysayers claimed that scoring is just an opportunity, not the actual skills needed on the field.
Furthermore, a tweet stating that he is taking a much shorter time to reach his 250 career goals when compared to Ronaldo and Messi. Some are even claiming that he is the next greatest of all time.
Kylian Mbappe is well on his way to becoming a goat. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/TiYbpzHtqo
— 90min (@90min_Football) December 10, 2022
Naysayers are claiming that he has an advantage of being quick on the field. Contributing to the speed he has is his younger age. However, fans defended Mbappe stating that he needs other skills as well in order to score goals, such as precision, and the ability to target well.
However, fans attributed his playing in the French league in helping score his 250th goal sooner than others. Some claimed that he should start playing for the Premier League or the LaLiga in order to get some real competition.
Talks on how unfair it is to the midfielders, defenders and keepers as even though they contribute to the goal scored, they are rarely mentioned in the statistics.
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