Mbappé paid tribute to Henry by imitating a historic celebration and filled social networks with questions. Similarities and points in common between two French strikers who made history and owned an era.
By Facundo Di Bona (@facudibona).
Paris Saint-Germain was giving a terrible image and could not win against Rennes, but Kylian Mbappé appeared in the 93rd minute of the match and scored the dying goal for the victory.
When the 2018 world champion scored the winning goal he went straight to the corner kick spot, he put his right arm on the tip of the pennant, left hand on his hip and crossed his foot.
Lionel Messi finds Kylian Mbappe and he breaks Rennes hearts right at the end. ?
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) February 11, 2022
A celebration similar to the one made recently as a professional player by Thierry Henry.
In 2013, when the French striker played for New York Red Bull and his team beat Toronto for the MLS, Henry celebrated in the same way, as it was his 400th goal in his football career.
Almost nine years later, Mbappé imitated the goal celebration of one of his childhood idols and uploaded a photo on his Twitter account with the text “Great legend” accompanied by two photos: his of the goal at PSG and that of Henry with the New York jersey.
Big Up Legend…? pic.twitter.com/7jI4obAd1Y
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) February 11, 2022
Are Mbappé and Henry similar?
From the celebration questions arose: Do Kylian and Thierry have similarities as soccer players?
Both champions of the FIFA World Cup with the France shirt and protagonists of their teams, they were extremely important strikers in the era in which they lived.
Kylian Mbappé ? Thierry Henry pic.twitter.com/s3RBkNbBxO
— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 11, 2022
The two forwards from Monaco previously trained at the Clairefontaine academy, a place that has the privilege of developing the best players in France.
Mbappé stands out for his speed and a long stride, something Henry also displayed, while Thierry played with a unique aesthetic on a pitch and Kylian has yet to show it.
Thierry Henry being Thierry Henry. ? pic.twitter.com/UsdmupjLdb
— VBET UK (@VBET_uk) February 10, 2022
Although he is already on all the covers, Kylian Mbappé’s career is just beginning and he still has a long way to go.
The only thing that remains is the wish of Didier Deschamps, coach of France, who was consulted about the similarities between these two strikers and opined:
“I can only wish that Kylian has the same career as Thierry”.
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