Former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed that Lionel Messi is 'not normal' as he backed Kylian Mbappe to become World's best.
Mbappe had an outstanding season with Paris Saint-Germain, scoring 33 league goals and emerged as the Ligue 1 top scorer, finishing the campaign behind Lionel Messi in the European Golden Boot race. The 20-year-old struck four times for France in their 2018 World Cup triumph in Russia, finishing fourth in that year's Ballon d'Or voting.
In an interview with AS, Fabregas lauded Messi and tipped Mbappe for greatness, "I think that's probably impossible. We've seen the likes of Ronaldo and Ronaldinho, amazing players, but Messi has been the best for 15 years. He's in his 17th season and he's been the best since he was 18 years old.
"I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Every three days he scores goals, he heads off to play for Argentina, he comes back jet-lagged and scores a hat-trick... that's not normal, believe me."
"He's a phenomenon. He's clearly going to be the best player in the world in the future. I always think like a midfielder and if I had him in front of me I'd be giving him assists all the time because he's so fast, explosive, but he's also very clever in slipping his markers.
"He has his timing down perfectly. [Thierry] Henry and Diego Costa were also brilliant at that. The thing that stands out about Mbappe is that he's so hungry, he knows how to exploit his ability."