It’s easy to forget that Kylian Mbappe is still just a teenager.
He announced himself to the world last season, scoring 26 goals in all competitions for Monaco before he jumped aboard the money train in Paris.
Already one of the best forwards in the world, his all-time ‘dream XI’ hints at the innocent kid behind his superstar mask…
And now, some questions…
Who is going to do the donkey work?
Kylian mate, the balance of that midfield is making us uncomfortable.
How many tackles are you expecting Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho to make?
Zizou is going to have to sit in front of the back four, isn’t he? Jesus…
Did PSG pay you to select Neymar?
We’re all for team-mates showing love to each other but this is an all-time XI we’re talking about here.
Neymar’s barely out of nappies himself.
Also, he prefers to play from the left, you’ve knocked Messi back to midfield and replaced him with someone who isn’t even in their natural position.
Anything for dressing room harmony, right?
Just how badly do you want to play for Real Madrid?
Five Real players, including their current manager and captain, not particularly subtle.
In fairness, Bobby Carlos, Zizou and the two Ronnies are worthy of their places but, Sergio Ramos, really?
Defending isn’t what it used to be…
Do you spend a lot of time on YouTube?
You were 100% correct to select O Fenomeno to lead the line but just how did you know to do that?
You were less than a year old when Ronaldo’s knee gave the middle finger to football fans everywhere.
Granted, we only have vague memories of prime R9 ourselves but you were still figuring out which blur the milks comes from.
Suppose Ronaldo was also pretty good post-1999; winning a Ballon d’Or and a World Cup (plus Golden Boot) in the same year is better than a kick in the nuts.
How long before another player includes you in their dream XI?
No need for modesty Kylian, you’re pretty bloody good.
Neymar escaped Messi’s shadow and stepped straight into yours.
Keep embarrassing defenders at the rate you are now and you’ll have a Ballon d’Or on your mantelpiece in no time, once those superhuman freaks have got bored with it.