Trezeguet: Mbappe & Griezmann can eclipse Henry

first_imgWorld Cup Griezmann and Mbappe can eclipse Henry, claims France legend Trezeguet Jamie Smith 02:14 6/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Griezmann Mbappe Getty Images World Cup France Antoine Griezmann Kylian Mbappé France v Peru The 1998 World Cup winner believes the latest batch of Les Bleus talent can go on to achieve even greater things than his former team-mates Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe have the potential to be even better than France icon Thierry Henry, says David Trezeguet.Henry and Trezeguet were part of the France squad that led the country to World Cup success on home soil in 1998.But with France seeking to go one step better at Russia 2018 after defeat in the Euro 2016 final to Portugal, Trezeguet has tipped Griezmann and Mbappe to develop into even more dangerous attackers than Arsenal icon Henry – Les Bleus’ record scorer. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar “I think Griezmann has all the quality to overcome Thierry Henry, as Mbappe has too,” Trezeguet said.”Because they are young, they are determinant and they are still growing as players.”Mbappe eclipsed Trezeguet as France’s youngest goalscorer at a major tournament when the 19-year-old struck the winner in a 1-0 defeat of Peru.Griezmann, meanwhile has signed a one-year contract extension at Atletico Madrid, rejecting strong reported interest from Barcelona.And Trezeguet believes Euro 2016’s top goalscorer Greizmann has chosen correctly in opting to stay at the Wanda Metropolitano.”He has taken the right decision, it was very important to him to announce it before the World Cup starts for his peace of mind,” Trezeguet added. “Now France is waiting for him to shine.19 – Kylian Mbappe (19 years & 6 months) is the youngest France 🇫🇷 player ever to score in a major tournament  (World Cup + EURO). Speechless.#WorldCup#FRAPER pic.twitter.com/XqteY8tEM6— OptaJean (@OptaJean) June 21, 2018″It is true in these two games he faced some difficulties but we are talking about an absolutely unique player who is very important for France, and France is hoping for his game to get better.”last_img