David Villa Claps Down PSG’s Mbappe Vs Vinicius Comparison As He Insists Both Can Play Together
Written by Olaleye Oluwadamilola
Barcelona and Spain legend, David Villa has clapped down comparison between PSG forward, Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid’s Brazilian winger, Jnr Vinicius as he states they are are of different personalities but they can play together.
The former Barcelona forward who was stated this while he was previewing the El-Classico game between Real Madrid and Barcelona and also analyzing players who can stand out and win games for both teams.
Villa admitted that 22-year-old Vinicius will only get better as the 19-goal striker has been the big benefactor this season of Real Madrid’s failure to sign Kylian Mbappe last summer.
Mbappe has been on the Spanish giants top transfer target and looked likely to leave French capital club PSG at the end of last summer transfer window on a free but instead made a U-turn to sign a contract extension with whooping bonuses.
David Villa believes today’s El Clasico could be a tale of two Brazilian wingers with Raphinha and Vinicius Jr going head-to-head at the Nou Camp.
Asked if Vinicius was now at Mbappe’s level, Villa said: “I don’t like to compare players; he’s a little bit different to Mbappe even though they can both play in the same position on the pitch. But he has pushed on a lot this season. I love the direct style he has.”
“I think football is gradually losing that type of player who plays on the wing, and who looks to take people on.”
“There aren’t as many as there were before and Vinicius is one of them. It’s great to watch him play and always want to take people on and go for the byline or the goal.”
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“And I think independently of Mbappe not arriving last summer Vinicius would have pushed on this season. He’s maturing as a player which is only natural because he’s playing regularly and he has so much ability.”
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