AS Monaco starlet: I’m nothing special

AS Monaco starlet: I’m nothing special


AS Monaco young gun Kylian Mbappe insists he is not an extraordinary footballer.

The 18-year-old has burst onto the world football scene in the past fortnight, scoring a crucial goal for the principality club in their Champions League tie against Manchester City.

On top of that, Mbappe was called up to France’s senior team by coach Didier Deschamps for the first time and could debut against Luxembourg or Spain.

Mbappe has 12 goals and five assists in Ligue 1 alone this season.  But Mbappe says in order to be considered extraordinary, he needs to score 60 goals.

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“I would not say what I do is extraordinary,” Mbappe said.

“I would just say that today I am able to do what I know best. I would not say it’s extraordinary.

“Extraordinary is a player who can score 60 goals. There are not a lot of them.

“Otherwise I think we would overuse the term. I would not say it’s amazing but I’m on a good run.”

Mbappe has been linked to the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea since Monaco’s Champions League success.

However, the club has gone public in declaring he is not for sale at any price.