Cesc Fabregas has given his take on Mbappe, Messi and Neymar in world football.
Asked if there could be a player like his former Barca team-mate Messi in the future, Fabregas told AS: “I think that’s probably impossible.
“We’ve seen the likes of Ronaldo and Ronaldinho, amazing players, but Messi has been the best for 15 years. He’s in his 17th season and he’s been the best since he was 18 years old.
“I’ve seen things you wouldn’t believe. Every three days he scores goals, he heads off to play for Argentina, he comes back jet-lagged and scores a hat-trick… that’s not normal, believe me.”
“He’s a phenomenon. He’s clearly going to be the best player in the world in the future,” Fabregas said of the young Kylian Mbappe.
“I always think like a midfielder and if I had him in front of me I’d be giving him assists all the time because he’s so fast, explosive, but he’s also very clever in slipping his markers.
“He has his timing down perfectly. [Thierry] Henry and Diego Costa were also brilliant at that. The thing that stands out about Mbappe is that he’s so hungry, he knows how to exploit his ability.”
“I played with him. The best players never lose their touch,” Fabregas said backing Neymar to come good again.
“Sometimes due to things in your head or because you have a coach who doesn’t know how to get the best out of you, you play below your ability.
“But if you’re a great player, you always will be. And he’s a great player.”
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