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"Kylian Mbappé is talented but he is not Lionel Messi". Find out who said it!

The French star was compared to Lionel Messi by a Spanish youngster. 

Kylian Mbappé
Kylian Mbappé

Pedri lived his first elimination in the Champions League on Wednesday. The footballer from Canarias played well and was active in the creation to try the comeback, but this was impossible. The result in the Parc des Princes was a short 1-1 that did not serve to advance.

The game was marked by penalties. For the one that Mbappé put in and the one that Messi failed. The French and the Argentinean have been compared a lot during the tie as king and successor to the throne of European and world football. On the Movistar Plus microphones and when asked about a possible comparison, Pedri was clear: Mbappé has a long way to go.

After exchanging his shirt with Kylian Mbappé, the Spaniard praised the French's qualities but did not dare to put him at the same level than Lionel Messi: "Mbappé has a lot of talent but he still has to improve to reach Leo's level. I think he has a lot of future," said the midfielder. He also confessed to having asked for the shirt during a play, which finally ended up changing.

According to Pedri, Mbappé is not in the same league than Messi yet

After being eliminated in the Champions League, Pedri and Barcelona will have to focus on two competitions in which they still have options: Liga and Copa del Rey. "We have to put it aside. It is a stick but we still have two competitions that we are there and we have to fight until the end," said the youngster to the media.

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