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“Oh la la!” Thierry gives verdict on ‘new Henry’ Mbappe as startlet pushes for first France start in clash with Spain

Date Posted,March 27, 2017

Thierry Henry loves watching France wonderkid Kylian Mbappe – but has ordered him become his own player.

Monaco star Mbappe has been dubbed the new Henry after the 18-year-old netted 17 times this season.

The pair draw obvious comparisons with their Monaco backgrounds, keen eye for goal and silky movement on the pitch.

He made his international bow on Saturday in a 3-1 victory over Luxembourg to add further value to his blossoming price tag -with Manchester United and Manchester City keen.

Mbappe with France international teammate Ousmane Dembele (Photo: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
Mbappe has netted 17 times for Monaco this season (Photo: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Mbappe could make his first international start when Les Blues host Spain on Tuesday night.

Gunners legend Henry has urged the young gun to continue to make a name for himself – rather than becoming the next anybody.

“I don’t like comparing players – Mbappe has to become Mbappe and that is all,” Henry told Canal Plus.

“But my word, he is good. Oh la la. l really like watching him play.

Mbappe could make his first start after making his debut at the weekend (Photo: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
France face Spain on Tuesday night in a friendly (Photo: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

“When you have a kid with that much talent, what are you going to teach him apart from a few tactical things?

“So it is more [about saying] develop your brain and become a killer. Develop your brain, your intelligence and your movement. What can you see? When you watch a match, don’t just watch the ball, watch the movement off the ball.

Kylian Mbappe
Mbappe does his Henry impression (Photo: REUTERS)
Henry does his Mbappe impression (Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA)
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