The two times winner of African Footballer of year, Didier Drogba believes France and PSG forward Kylian Mbappe can compete for the Ballon d’Or if he maintains his fine style.
Owing to his impressive performance in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the 19-year-old netted three goals in six appearances which has helped his national side to the final of the event.
“He’s a kid that I know. I’ve seen him play the last few years and I know the people who helped him to be the player he is now,” Drogba was quoted as saying by SkySports.
“I’m very happy for him. And if he continues like this, why not? Why not win the Ballon d’Or? I had the chance to meet him and we had an important meeting with a lot of influential people in France, with the president Mr Macron.
“We were exchanging ideas and when he started speaking I can tell you that the kid is 19-years-old but he’s not a kid. He’s very mature and he’s very composed when he’s talking.”
France face a daunting task to stop Croatia when they lock horns for the most coveted trophy at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.