Bradley Danger did not see Kylian Mbappé evolve, Saturday, in the jersey of the France team. Hit in the right thigh, the French striker followed the success against Portugal, in Lisbon, in the League of Nations, in the stands. A regret for the defender of FC Chambly (L 2), for whom each new selection of the star of PSG is, also, an opportunity to recall good memories. Coming from the same 1998 generation, the two players were regularly called up together for the Bleuets, from U 16 to U 19.
“We had to make five or six meetings both, as well as preselections and gatherings at Clairefontaine, remembers the Camblysien, who arrived in Oise this summer from Avranches in National. The last time we saw each other was for a preparation tournament for Euro U 19 in Georgia, which hosted the competition. Unfortunately, we did not qualify afterwards. “It was in November 2016. Four months earlier, Mbappé had already been crowned U-19 European Champion. Danger, himself, had obtained the same title but with the U-17, a year earlier, alongside Dayot Upamecano ( Leipzig), Jonathan Ikoné (Lille) or Jeff Reine-Adélaïde (Nice).
“I hope he will bring other trophies back to France”
“We could see that Kylian had great qualities, but he did not necessarily seem to me to be the strongest, blows the one who was then a resident at the Le Havre training center. I was more impressed by Ikoné or Reine-Adélaïde. We knew he was going to do something big, but that he would do it so quickly, it was not obvious. He suddenly emerged, exploded in a very short time. At the time of the internship in Georgia, Bondy’s child was, in fact, still a young luxury joker on the Rock. In the months that will follow, he will dazzle with his class the Monegasque course in the Champions League before becoming champion of France, at 18 years old.
Bradley Danger also remembers a ‘cool’ teammate who talked to everyone. “He had no problem fitting in,” he continues. He was a happy person, who did not tell it to himself and who loved what he was doing. This matches the image it is returning now, it doesn’t look like it has changed. This is undoubtedly what makes its strength and explains its success. This humility did not prevent the future world champion from being sure of his strength and his ability to achieve his dream.
“It has always been someone ambitious, who emitted a lot of confidence in him, including in his game, blows the defender. I think he was actually mentally ready to go through this, for everything to fall on him all at once. His family also surrounded him well. His whole environment was made for him to succeed quickly and well. And finally, it doesn’t surprise me to see where he is now. I hope he will bring back other trophies to France, as well as the Golden Ball… “
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