Zlatan Ibrahimovic has warned Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe to ignore the increasing hype that surrounds him.
The 20-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise in recent seasons, playing an integral role in France’s World Cup triumph last year and winning the inaugural Kopa Trophy in December – a new award given to the world’s best male footballer aged under 21.
The PSG star man has enjoyed another stellar campaign this year for the Ligue 1 leaders, and stepped into the void left in the wake of injuries to Neymar and Edinson Cavani to put the club on the brink of the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
“Mbappe is fantastic,” the LA Galaxy forward told the MLS club’s official website.
“He’s young, he’s won nice trophies so far and he’s developing. He is doing a good job and he’ll continue to do the job.
“He just has to keep his focus, even if the hype is around him and all things happening. Just keep focused, train hard and he’ll do even better.”