Antoine Griezmann backs Mbappe to reach Messi and Ronaldo levels
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Antoine Griezmann backs Mbappe to reach Messi and Ronaldo levels

Antoine Griezmann has backed his France teammate Kylian Mbappe to reach the levels of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Mbappe was the star man as his hat trick against Griezmann’s Barca helped PSG to a 4-1 win on Tuesday night in the Champions League; a result that sees them have one foot in the quarterfinals of the competition.

“Kylian had a great night. PSG have a star for the future, who will be at the same level as Leo Messi or Cristiano,” Griezmann said of the 22-year-old after the game.

Mbappe canceled out Messi’s penalty in the first half before striking twice after the break with Moise Kean being the other goal scorer in the game.

The French youngster became the first player to net a treble away to Barca in Europe’s elite competition since Dynamo Kyiv’s Andriy Shevchenko in November 1997, over a year before Mbappe was born.

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