Antoine Griezmann really wanted to sumptuous recognition on Kylian Mbappe after his mind blowing execution in the Champions League last-16 first leg tie between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona.
Mbappe leveled things up for PSG after Barca had started to lead the match with the assistance of a penalty.
The 22-year-old at that point added two more, with Moise Kean likewise finding the back of the net to control his side to a merciless 4-1 triumph at Camp Nou.
In doing as such, the French forward turned into the primary player since 1997 and just the third player generally speaking to hit a hattrick against Barcelona in the Champions League.
Mbappe has for some time been promoted as the legitimate heir to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and Griezmann is sure that his international teammate can reach their comparative levels.
“I am happy for him,” Griezmann told to RMC Sport after the full-time whistle.
“He has been criticized a lot, but that is what happens when you are someone for a little while. As soon as he plays less well, we criticize him. It is quite easy.
“But I believe that PSG have a future star, one who will be on the level of Leo and Cristiano.”
“I can only congratulate him, he had a very great game.”