José Luis Chilavert, the former goalkeeper, knocks out Kylian Mbappé: “He would be an average player in South America”


Kylian Mbappé will never be unanimous, but if there is one thing that we can recognize from the Frenchman, it is his talent on the pitch. With physical qualities and an above average finish, the 2018 world champion does not however seduce the Paraguayan legend, José Luis Chilavert.

Last year, Kylian Mbappé had harsh words about South American football. “The advantage we have, the Europeans, is that we always play among ourselves and we have high level matches all the time. When we arrive at the World Cup, we are ready, where Brazil and Argentina do not have this level. In South America, football is not as advanced as in Europe”, declared the double scorer of the final of the World Cup, lost against… Argentina.

Words which, almost six months later, still do not pass with Chilavert. “Look what Mbappé said. That South America does not play good football or that there is not a good level. I would like to see him run at altitude in La Paz (Bolivia) or Quito (Ecuador), or play outside in Brazil. Here he would be an average player, he is predictable. Obviously he has an advantage with his speed, but with a defender blowing his neck we can calmly control him.” To released, in the program « Futbol de los grandes », the former goalkeeper of Velez Sarsfield, for whom he scored 48 goals.


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