- Oct 13, 2015
It's a bit of a hyperbole and far too soon to say that. Right now, the big talent coming up is Cherki but it's still so soon to see just how his talent will truly translate to the pro level, how his health goes, etc. I mean, Mbappe's been around for a while but same for him as well. However, the performances he's putting out, I'm not seeing a lot of talent coming up that will match that. He's doing things that you just don't see very often, with a consistency and progression that suggests it's only a matter of health and very little time to match the kinds of seasons CR7 or Messi put out in their primes. Also, Mbappe won a world cup and scored in the final, so he's always going to have a big advantage compared to any youngsters coming up since you're talking about best french player of the next decade.Not anytime soon.
In fact the generation coming up is much better than the one that won the World Cup.
Mbappe is not even guaranteed the title of best French player of the next decade with what there is in store, he'll have to fight hard for it.
That being said, it's true that the tap is not going to run dry anytime soon. France is on top of the world, IMO, when it comes to nurturing talents and developing world-class potentials. Right now, there's a lot of really, really talented defenders and midfielders coming up that I'm really excited about, including Hannibal.