Kylian Mbappe proves he's intelligent beyond his years with moment for France vs USA


The World Cup is the perfect stage for players to make a name for themselves in front of millions.

Players can get a dream move on the back of a few good performances in the competition, or they could become a national hero if they help lead their side to glory.

Four years ago, it was Colombia’s James Rodriguez that was the star of the show with six goals.

Those six goals - and his performances - earned him a big-money move from Monaco to Real Madrid.

But who will be the star of the 2018 World Cup?

One star that could really become a household name after the tournament is Kylian Mbappe.

The 19-year-old will become the second most expensive player in world football when he completes his move from Monaco to Paris-Saint German this summer.


Mbappe scored 21 goals in all competitions for PSG last season and he could show everyone just what he’s capable of in Russia.

However, not only has the wonderkid got ability, it seems he’s also got a very intelligent football brain.

And in a friendly with the United States on Saturday, Mbappe showed that intelligence. 


Mbappe scored during France's 1-1 draw but it was a moment of quick-thinking that caught our attention.

USA’s Tim Parker produced a strong tackle on the forward, causing him to land heavily off the pitch.

Parker sportingly offered his hand to Mbappe but the Frenchman had other ideas.

He snubbed Parker and latched onto a quick throw by his teammate.

That’s just how alert he is.

It’s a great lesson for any defenders that are set to face France during the World Cup this summer - don’t ever switch off when Mbappe is around.

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