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Kylian Mbappe can score fifty goals in a season like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, says Antoine Griezmann

Mbappe is capable of matching the scoring output of Messi and Ronaldo, according to Griezmann

Sport360 staff 2018/09/09

Antoine Griezmann has backed France teammate Kylian Mbappe to become a 50-goal per season striker and match the output of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The duo scored four goals apiece to lead France’s World Cup-winning campaign this summer, and Mbappe set the tournament alight with his displays.

He became the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Pele in 1958, and was the breakout star thanks to his electric pace and goal-scoring prowess.

Griezmann believes that a shift from playing on the wing, where Mbappe began his career, to playing more centrally, as he began doing for France this summer, will help the youngster unlock his potential even further.

“As he will be less glued to the line and more in position to score, with the experience he has, he can score 50 goals per season,” Griezmann said of the Paris Saint-Germain star.

Mbappe is currently Ligue 1‘s joint-top scorer with four goals, tied with teammate Neymar for the best mark in the  league.

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