Kylian Mbappe has enjoyed an astronomical rise to the top of football. After shining in Monaco, he was snatched by PSG for £166 million, and the teenager has been nothing but phenomenal.
Since winning the world cup, the youngster has claimed his life has been turned upside down as he is living his dreams. The speedster who is tipped to succeed Ronaldo and Messi sat down with Time to discuss his journey to the top.
The teenager said: ‘My life has been totally turned upside down. I am happy, and I am living the life I always dreamed of.
‘I think I might have missed out on something. I did not have the moments of so-called normal people during adolescence, like going out with friends, enjoying good times.’
Mbappe whose life changed from rags to riches is determined to be humble in all ways so as he still aims for the very top. He recently donated his World Cup earnings, £378,000 to a charity.
Even though he has achieved one feat that Messi and Ronaldo would only dream to achieve, the World Cup winner still believes in humility.
‘I have learned that the biggest stars and the greatest players are the most humble ones, the ones who respect people the most.
‘You always have to keep some lucidity,’ Mbappe adds. ‘There are three criteria: respect, humility and lucidity.’