Turki Al-Sheikh, one of the main figures of Saudi Arabia, spoke in very complimentary terms of Kylian Mbappé.
Thursday evening, in Al Riyadh, the friendly meeting between the Saudi XI and PSG brought together many international stars. If the public only had eyes for Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the hosts of this meeting were rather impressed by Kylian Mbappé.
Mbappé compared to a 100-meter sprinter
The French star was the game’s most decisive player. He delivered two assists and converted a penalty to give victory to the Ile-de-France team. It was enough for Turki Al-Sheikh, Minister of Entertainment and representative of the Kingdom keen on football, to cover him with praise.
“Mbappé is a mentally exhausting player… he’s not supposed to play football… he’s supposed to run the 100 meters… he’s the future… it’s not possible”, he said, visibly very admiring of the qualities of the crack Bondynois.
His compliments to the French genius are perhaps not entirely trivial. The Saudis may be looking to clear the ground for a future transfer to their league, the same way they did with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The future will tell us if this strategy will bear fruit or not, but what is certain is that Mbappé was very happy on Thursday to find his idol CR7. The two men exchanged a few knowing glances throughout the hour of play they spent on the field together.