- In 2017, Kylian Mbappe was asked to name his all-time XI and he included rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in his squad
- Mbappe also had space for Neymar and former Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane
- The Paris Saint-Germain star is on course to becoming like the legends in his team, given the kind of talent he has already shown at a tender age
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has included some heavy-hitters in his all-time XI. Mbappe named top players in his squad when he was quizzed to come up with a list way back in 2017.
His squad had a fair mixture of modern and past football stars, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi making the cut. Mbappe has had the luxury of seeing Messi play and train firsthand, given that they share the same dressing room at PSG.
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His squad also included Neymar, his striker partner at PSG, for at least four years. It remains to be seen whether he will still have the Brazilian in his team, given the unconfirmed reports insinuating that he wanted him out of the club.
Givemesport reports that Mbappe adopted a 4-4-2 formation that looks good on paper but doesn't have a recognised defensive midfielder. The only midfielder of some sort he included was the legendary Zinedine Zidane.
The custodian in Mbappe's team is Gianluigi Buffon, who is still playing despite his advanced age. Sergio Ramos, who now plays with Mbappe at PSG, is one of the centre-backs alongside Paolo Maldini.
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Sports Brief had earlier reported that former Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino had revealed that Kylian Mbappe did not play any part in his sacking.
Unconfirmed reports had indicated that Mbappe had pushed for Pochettino's exit because of his increased club powers.
Mbappe was given a bumper contract at the start of the summer, the biggest in football's history. Apart from a huge salary, the French star was also given sweeping roles at the club, which means that he could influence the club's transfer policies.
Source: Sports Brief News