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He will be the French GOAT 0 0%
He will retire as greater than Zidane but not as good as Platini 0 0%
Better than the likes of Henry or Kopa but will never surpass Zidane 2 22.22%
Not even as good as Henry 5 55.56%
He will flop big time! 2 22.22%
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post #1 of 88 (permalink) Old September 13th, 2019, 10:11 Thread Starter
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How will Mbappe go down in French football history?



Would you bet on him becoming the greatest French player ever? Or at least second to Platini?

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Club: I don’t think he’ll surpass Henry staying at PSG. He needs to change his club and play in (Spain/England) and make his legacy at that club.
International: yes, he’s at the age where he has time to become France’s greatest ever forward/striker on the International stage.

He’ll never be a ‘better footballer’ than Michel Platini though.
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Club: I don’t think he’ll surpass Henry staying at PSG. He needs to change his club and play in (Spain/England) and make his legacy at that club.
International: yes, he’s at the age where he has time to become France’s greatest ever forward/striker on the International stage.

He’ll never be a ‘better footballer’ than Michel Platini though.
What about Zidane?

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Not Platini or Zidane level, but yeah just shy off those if he really stays focused and keeps dominating for coming decade.

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Not Platini or Zidane level, but yeah just shy off those if he really stays focused and keeps dominating for coming decade.
I remember you were more enthusiastic about him during the World Cup.

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Once he comes to Madrid next year, his career will take off.

But already a WC winner and scored a goal in the Final, its been really good so far. The sky is the limit with this kid.

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I remember you were more enthusiastic about him during the World Cup.
I still am, but Platini and Zizou level is super rare.

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I still am, but Platini and Zizou level is super rare.
I'm curious; in how many season do you think Zidane has played on another level than how Mbappe did in the last 2 years? I was too young when Zidane entered his prime to say for sure.

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Zidane played on another level almost every time he stepped onto a pitch.

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Zidane played on another level almost every time he stepped onto a pitch.
I started watching football as a kid by following the Galactico team of the early 2000s and Raul outshone Zidane more times than not while they were team mates. So that is an overstatement.

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Can’t ever recall Raul making it seem like time had slowed down.

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He's better than Henry was at the same age. Way better.

You can't compare him to Zidane or Platini, it's like comparing R9 to Scholes, just doesn't compute.

I can see him winning 3 Balon d'Or in his career so yeah maybe he will be the best ever.

Also don't rely on 20 year old opinions, you most likely weren't paying proper attention when comparing Raul to Zidane. Knowing you you were looking at Raul's arse for 85 minutes.

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we will talk about him when he will be a true leader like platini and zidane were.
for the moment, it's griezmann the boss.

I strictly have nothing to say but I want that comes out.
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Can’t ever recall Raul making it seem like time had slowed down.
Zidane had the better highlight reels but Raul was the more important player.

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He's better than Henry was at the same age. Way better.

You can't compare him to Zidane or Platini, it's like comparing R9 to Scholes, just doesn't compute.

I can see him winning 3 Balon d'Or in his career so yeah maybe he will be the best ever.

Also don't rely on 20 year old opinions, you most likely weren't paying proper attention when comparing Raul to Zidane. Knowing you you were looking at Raul's arse for 85 minutes.

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Zidane had the better highlight reels but Raul was the more important player.
I was about to reply to your first question with long post, but I'm glad I scrolled down. Reading this inane post made me delete it all. Would been complete waste of time.
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Yeah makes you feel old. It's not his fault, he's just too young to appreciate football in its entirety way back then.

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For me Raul is/was always a bit underrated if anything. He was the (gay) Ronaldo of his day, iconic. A supreme goal scorer and could play a few positions including midfield. He was the runaway leader of European goals for a long time too.

But hardly gets mentioned when discussing true Real greats. Today was the first time I ever saw anyone even compare him to Zidane.

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I was about to reply to your first question with long post, but I'm glad I scrolled down. Reading this inane post made me delete it all. Would been complete waste of time.
Glad you're a genius compared to the likes of Ferguson or Figo
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How old are you pele?

I'm 30 and just about remember ZZ's prime.
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