Kylian Mbappe is arguably the best player in world football right now.
The Paris Saint-Germain superstar enjoyed a superb individual campaign in 2021/22, scoring 39 goals and assisting a further 26 across all competitions.
But there’s far more to Mbappe‘s game than just numbers. He is truly exhilarating to watch thanks to his incredible speed and freestyler-esque dribbling ability.
The 23-year-old’s unique skill set means he scores a high number of breathtaking goals for club and country, with another one added to the collection on Friday evening.
Towards the end of France’s UEFA Nations League match against Austria, Mbappe went into full ‘unstoppable mode’ to finish off a sweeping counterattack and make it 1-1.
The PSG star latched on to a clever pass from RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku and then turned on the afterburners, before cooly firing the ball into the back of the net with his weaker left peg.
It was yet another work of art from a Ballon d’Or winner in the making…
Video: Mbappe’s goal for France vs Austria
🇫🇷 Nkunku to Mbappe and France equalise!
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) June 10, 2022
Playing against Mbappe looks like it’s a right laugh, doesn’t it? He really is a terrifyingly good footballer.
That’s 10 goals for the French superstar in his last seven international appearances, although his latest was only enough to secure a draw for Didier Deschamps’ side after Andreas Weimann’s first half opener for Austria.
France won the previous edition of the Nations League, but are without a win in the competition this time around.
The onus will be on the current world champions to pick up their first victory of the campaign against Croatia on home soil next Monday evening.
Starting Mbappe will only help them in that regard and it seems odd that he wasn’t given the nod against Austria after not playing a single minute in France’s trip to Croatia on June 6th, which also finished 1-1.