Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has tipped Paris Saint-Germain’s forward Kylian Mbappe to win the Ballon d’Or in future.
The France international, in the absence of Neymar and Angel Di Maria, inspired PSG to a crucial 4 – 1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou in the round of 16 first leg tie of the Champions League.
Overwhelmed by Mbappe’s performance, the AFCON gold medalist took to social media to show respect to the sensational winger.
The former Bnei Yehuda and Hapoel Tel Aviv star wrote on Twitter: “Mbappe is such a great player, future Ballon d’Or. Players like him make goalkeeping -such a beautiful job – a matchday dream.”
Mbappe is such a great player.future ballon d’or.players like him make goal keeping such a beautiful job.a match day dream.
— Vinny(MON) (@vinpee) February 16, 2021
Mbappe became only the third player to score a Champions League hat-trick against the Blaugrana, after Faustino Asprilla did so for Newcastle and Andriy Shevchenko for Dynamo Kyiv (both in 1997).
In addition, he became just the second player to ever strike at least twice at Camp Nou in European Cup/Champions League action after Ferenc Puskas did so more than 50 years ago.
Lionel Messi had put Barcelona ahead in the 27th-minute from the spot-kick after De Jong was brought down in the box.
“We are very happy,” Mbappe told RMC Sport after the game.
“It was a very important match for us. We wanted to come here and win, and we did it in style.
“Tonight, it is magnificent but we have not won anything yet. I am happy. I always want to give the best of myself. I have not always had that success. But never in my life will I hide.”
“Today, my hard work is paying off … We are feeling better and better physically.”
Meanwhile, Barcelona will have to beat the Parisians by more than three goals in the return leg at Parc des Princes if they must progress to the last eight.