“It Had Almost Become an Obsession”: Soccer Star Kylian Mbappe Draws Inspiration From LeBron James for Surprising Reason

Published 12/11/2022, 2:00 PM EST

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With teams making headlines from the world cup, whether for qualifying or for getting knocked out of the competition. France’s team has performed exceptionally well in this tournament and is one of the leading teams to win the trophy.

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The runner-ups topped their group table and defeated Poland and England in the knockout stage so far. The team will now face Morocco in the semifinals. Kylian Mbappe is one of the many reasons behind the magical performance of the team.

The 23-year-old soccer prodigy debuted in international soccer when he was 18 years old.

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Mbappe has so far scored 33 goals for his national team and a total of 131 goals for his club Paris-Saint-Germain. The star is taking his team to the top and aiming for the trophy a second time in his career. He helped France win the 2018 World Cup, and is willing to repeat the heroics.

Kylian Mbappe was obsessed with LeBron

While the star French forward pays a lot of attention to his skills. He has also shocked the fans with his uncanny American accent. Mbappe is born and raised in France but still had a keen eye on the American culture and was especially pulled by the NBA star and their lifestyle.

While talking about Mbappe’s favorite NBA star, LeBron James, one of his close relatives, once said, ” A few years ago it had almost become an obsession.” Mbappe has traveled to the USA multiple times and every time he came, it improved his English.

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Kylian Mbappe also knows his way around Spanish because several PSG members are from Real Madrid.

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The amazing career of Mbappe

Mbappe debuted for the French team in 2017, but he had already been with Monaco for around 3 years. In 2017, PSG got him on loan for a session and he performed well.

But more important than that, he went on to win the FIFA world cup with the team. Soon after the tournament, PSG signed him and he scored 118 goals in 129 matches after that.

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We know Mbappe as a prodigy of soccer, and looking at his performance, it is hard to question why. Fans are expecting him to create history by winning this tournament and they look strong as well. In the semifinals, France will face Morocco, and it can be a close match.

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Rishabh Chaudhary

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Rishabh is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports, coming with a year of experience in digital marketing and 19 years of being a sports fan. Like most people in India, he started by watching cricket and then all sports. He writes poetry and songs in his free time and plays FPS games like Valorant and CSGO.
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Debmallya Chakraborty

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