Take a look at the many similarities that young Kylian Mbappé has with compatriot Zinedine Zidane, the youngster seems destined for Real Madrid.
The current season for Kylian Mbappé is getting more complicated by the minute at PSG, but his career resembles quite a bit to the one a young Zinedine Zidane had when he was still playing for Juventus.
The French midfielder was practically the best player in the world when he was already playing in Italian football, he had already won the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship in 2000 with France.
The world of football surrendered only at his and Ronaldo Nazario’s feet at that time, but ‘Zizou’ always felt that something very important was missing from his life and he wasn’t able to achieve it at Juventus for the duration of his spell in the Serie A club.
The midfielder reached legendary status while playing there as he managed to win the Scudetto on his very first season, he even reached the club’s second straight Champions League final but he was unlucky to lose it against Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 1997.
The bad fortune extended for one more season in Zinedine Zidane’s history with Juventus, as the Vecchia Signora lost its second consecutive Champions League final, this time against Real Madrid.
This pattern that emerged began to form a negative reputation on ‘Zizou’, people were starting to feel that he brought bad luck to his club.
🤔 Déjà vu en el Bernabéu con el caso Mbappé
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— AS (@diarioas) February 1, 2019
Fortunately for Zidane, that bad fortune broke on that same 1998 summer when he won the World Cup in France and scored a brace in the final against Ronaldo’s Brazil.
This was the moment in which things really started to change for the better, a key point of Zinedine Zidane’s career.
The French midfielder started to build his international career from that moment forward, he became the world’s greatest player over his friend Ronaldo but he still felt that he needed one last trophy to be the happiest man in football history.
Zidane had that terrible trauma of losing two consecutive Champions League finals with Juventus, he felt that the only way to achieve this trophy was to make a historic transfer to Real Madrid.
The Frenchman made history on that first year by taking the squad all the way to the final, and scoring that unforgettable volley against Bayer Leverkusen.
‘Zizou’ himself developed a very personal relationship with president Florentino Perez, who revealed that the player told him that he wasn’t “bad luck” for his clubs and they would win the Champions League on that first season.
Kylian Mbappé is actually going through a similar moment in his career, the 20-year old’s biggest goal is to someday win the continental tournament with any club.
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Mbappe, Neymar 🤩
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But being honest there is a smaller chance of Kylian Mbappé winning the Champions League at a club like Paris Saint-Germain, than doing it with a historic club such as Real Madrid.
The player already expressed his desire to play for Los Blancos when he was only 14, Diario AS reports the time when a young Mbappé visited the Santiago Bernabeu and even took a picture with Cristiano Ronaldo serves as evidence of the event.
Mbappé spent time with Real Madrid counsellor Isidro Diaz, who actually showed him around the club and facilitated that picture with Cristiano.
During that visit, a young Mbappé revealed that he would already play for Los Blancos if the final decision depended on him.
This is the living proof that French youngster Kylian Mbappé and Real Madrid are destined to cross paths in the future, the forward would be following Zinedine Zidane’s footsteps and maybe even have a chance to win the Champions League while wearing the club’s white jersey.
Neymar’s recent injury will be a massive test for Kylian Mbappé, who will have the huge responsibility of facing Manchester United in the Champions League’s Round of 16 and odds are his club won’t go through to the next stage of the tournament.
Zinedine Zidane's incredible volley in the 2002 Champions League Final pic.twitter.com/6s54oJjA3q
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