Ever since Kylian Mbappe took the world by storm after making his debut in 2015, the French forward has continued to leave football fans awestruck by producing a series of spectacular performances for both club country.
And now, the Paris Saint Germain's forward rise to global fame has earned the teenage sensation an appearance on the cover of Time magazine's international edition, to appear on Friday. The Time Magazine said that Kylian Mbappe was a global superstar who is the 'future of soccer'.
The French wonderkid made all the headlines after moving to Ligue 1 giants, Paris Saint Germain from AS Monaco last summer, and he has never looked back since then. The stocks of the 19-year-old skyrocketed during this year's World Cup, in which he played an instrumental role, guiding France to the title. In the process, he also ended the Les Blues' 20-year long wait for the coveted trophy.
Kylian Mbappe has been hot-form since returning from an eventful 2018 World Cup, wherein France were crowned champions and the forward received the Golden Boy award for his brilliant displays. With the PSG forward showing no signs of stopping, he has now added to his this season's tally of eight goals from five appearances.
The 19-year-old has quite made a name for himself at an early age by being dubbed as one of the brightest prospects of football, though many may argue that the young forward may have still have a long way to go before being talked in the same vein as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
However, the Boy from Bondy, might have given a fitting reply to his critics after recently starring for France in their 2-2 draw against Iceland in an International friendly match which was played at the Stade du Roudourou in Guingamp.
Kylian Mbappe inspired a late comeback as the World Champions rallied from two goals down at home to share the spoils with Iceland. Mbappe who was brought on as a substitute for the final half-hour gave France a lifeline when his shot was saved and then inadvertently turned in by Iceland defender Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson. The Paris Saint-Germain forward leveled from the penalty spot in the 90th minute after Kolbeinn Sigthorsson handled at a corner.