Kylian Mbappe 2022 FIFA World Cup Preview

By Hank Blaine

Kylian Mbappe made history in the previous World Cup after helping France win its second title. During their run, the then 19-year-old became the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Brazil’s Pele. Mbappe was on a hot streak in the tournament and played a crucial role in their game against Croatia.

As the third teenager to ever play in the World Cup final after Pele and Italy’s Guiseppe Bergomi, the future is bright for the young forward. With three goals to his name in just one appearance, it’s only fitting that Nitrobetting brings you this 2022 FIFA World Cup Player Spotlight: Kylian Mbappe.

2022 FIFA World Cup Player Spotlight: Kylian Mbappe

High ceiling

The 2018 Best Young Player recipient returns to the international stage with more tricks up his sleeve. Since his World Cup debut as a 19-year-old, the Ligue 1 player hauled incredible records with his club, PSG. Since 2018, the former Monaco player scored 110 goals in 118 appearances. That’s an average of nearly a goal per game, which is a number that’s tough to beat even in several top-tier leagues.

At 23 years old, Mbappe has plenty of room for improvement. He has over a decade’s worth of soccer waiting for him given that he avoids major injuries. Moreover, we expect a more mature individual to take on his starting role with Les Bleus in November.

Strong build-up

Mbappe did well in the 2021 UEFA Nations League Finals and the 2022 World Cup Qualification. During the former, he provided an important assist to Benzema and later scored a goal to help France complete a 3-2 comeback victory against Belgium. France eventually won the Final with a 2-1 performance over Spain. Mbappe closed his 2021 UEFA Nations League run with the competition’s Golden Boot.

The youngster followed up their win with dominant presentations against Kazakhstan where he fashioned a super hat-trick (four goals). He also set up Benzema in a 2-0 away victory over Finland three days later to close their 2022 World Cup Qualification campaign on a positive note.

Flexible playing style

Our 2022 FIFA World Cup Player Spotlight for Kylian Mbappe gives light to his versatility. He is a modern iteration of the forward and can play at the wings and is capable of covering both flanks with his impressive weak foot. The Frenchman can cut into the center with his dominant foot from the left wing and can create chances from the opposite side with tremendous vision. More than that, he can play the main striker thanks to a composed mentality and clinical finishing.

A highly talented player, the 23-year-old is also known for excellent footwork, explosive acceleration, quick feet, and creativity. Mbappe can also initiate attacks through the counter and his ability to run at defenses make him a dangerous threat on attacks.

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