Argentine Winger, Angel Di Maria is full of praises for 20 year old Kylian Mbappe who he believes is a phenomenon.
“Kylian is a phenomenon,” says Di Maria “Since his exit from Monaco he has grown a lot as a player and produced an extraordinary World Cup”
Di Maria is certain Kylian Mbappe can become the best footballer in the World.
“If he continues like this, surrounded by team-mates with great potential, he will evolve further and will certainly win the Ballon d’Or.
In the 2018/2019 Season, Di Maria has been in better form and he atrributes this to the tactics of Tuchel.
Di Maria’s form saw him sign a new three-year contract in October, and he is thrilled to be playing more of a pivotal role having been in and out of the side under previous coach Unai Emery.
“He(Tuchel) has great confidence in me because last year I could not play as much as I wanted,” he said of former Borussia Dortmund boss Tuchel.
“When he arrived we had a meeting.
He came to see me in Barcelona when I was with the Argentina squad and he simply told me that he wanted me to stay, that there was no other option.
What matters to me is to give my best, to give him the affection he has for me and to prove myself to him on the field.
“Unai Emery was playing a system with three forwards, so now I’m happy to play [more].
“I know I also have to work defensively to balance the team, but that’s all good as long as I am playing.”- Di Maria