Dani Alves has stated that Kylian Mbappe still has more efforts to inject if he must assume same level as Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar, but he has little doubt the 19-year-old has a bright future ahead of him.
Mbappe, one of the vibrant players in the game is still in the race to clinch the Ballon d’Or after a hugely successful 2018 in which he won Ligue 1, Coupe de la Ligue and Coupe de France with PSG, as well as taking vital role in France’s successful World Cup run.
The attacker ended the tournament in Russia penning down four goals from seven appearances with a double in 4-3 round-of-16 win over Argentina and his side’s fourth in the 4-2 win over Croatia in the final.
He’s started the 2018-19 in equally fine form to further boost his reputation and some have argued that it is inevitable he will deplace Neymar as the main man at the Parc des Princes.
However, Dani Alves believes that moment is not there just yet as he feels his compatriot is a few steps further in his development.
“I believe Neymar and Mbappe have different profiles,” the experienced Brazilian told Goal when asked whether he is taking Mbappe under his wing like he previously did with Neymar at Barcelona.
“Mbappe will become one of the historical players in football, but I believe Neymar has already reached that level. Mbappe is still in the process of getting there