Against Argentina Kylian Mbappé announced to the world. Although he is only 19 years old, he is not really a new talent. In August 2017, he was sent on loan from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain. The total transfer fee was £ 166 million. He would be the second most expensive player of all time. His teammate Neymar considers the title the most expensive.
In his first season with PSG, Mbappé finished with 21 goals in 44 games, and for most fans of European football, he is considered one of the most talented youngster in the world, if not .
Against Argentina, he was so devastating and unimpressive that every time he brought the ball into space, the defense of Argentina, a collection of old and slow men, looked as if they were about to demand a higher level of help , Mbappé won a penalty for France's first goal and scored two goals. He was the first teenager since Pele, who met twice in the World Cup.
Mbappé's future is rosy, and over time we will admire and praise him properly, but what I'm just talking about is what he did to Javier Mascherano before he won the punishment. Just as Gareth Bale announced himself by separating Maicons soul from his body and sending them into purgatory, Mbappé began to dominate Argentina by making clear to Mascherano that the Argentine had no place in the higher levels of beauty. It was Marcos Rojo who conceded the penalty, but Mascherano suffered the most.
Mbappé made a solo run from his own defensive third to the Argentine box, which exemplifies how ridiculous he really is. His first touch led him past two players and into the open field against Mascherano. Mbappé is fast. He's so fast that he makes other fast players look like Olivier Giroud, making Giroud look like Gabriel Mercado, a player so slow he must have been the model for the sloth in Zootopia , It's no shame to lose Mbappé in a race, but Mascherano must have felt as if the gods were calling him home, told him by the universe to hang up his boots, say goodbye, shed the right tears and go away from the game he loves so much.
In the open air he chased Mbappé and it was one of the saddest things I have ever seen. Mascherano's feet moved so fast. He pumped her as hard as he could. He tried his best to uphold the persecution and it was pathetic. His mind strained against the limits of his old and broken body to catch up with the teenager, and Mbappé barely noticed him. Mbappe's escape was Mascherano's Memento Mori, a reminder that he is a man who will fade away like the generations of men before him.
Last January, Mascherano announced his unofficial retreat from high-level club football by leaving Barcelona for China's China Super League for Hebei China Fortune. After defeating Argentina, France announced his resignation from international football . It was a decision made at the end of the tournament, no matter how well Argentina did it. Mascherano has been a shell of his former self for several years, but if there were any doubts in his mind or in the minds of people in the world that it was time for him to ride into the sunset, Mbappé put an end to this speculation.