Meunier issues warnings to PSG team-mate over bad influence

World Cup 2018 By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 13/07/2018

Belgian ace Thomas Meunier has warned his club team-mate Kylian Mbappe to avoid bad influence for his antics against The Red Devil in their 1-0 win in the semifinals of the World Cup in Russia.

Meunier was not p[leased with Mbappe’s attitude during their semifinals clash against Belgium and he claimed that his action is a long way from that of Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo. 

Though the defender missed the clashed against Les Bleus during to suspension as Samuel Umtiti’s header in the second half was enough to seal a place in the World Cup finals.

Meunier was of the vexed with Mbappe’s time-wasting during the semi-final clash and advised that the former Monaco star needs to eradicate that side of his game.

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"In Paris, I have rarely seen him waste time the way he did towards the end against us," he told a press conference.

"I am sure he was instructed to do that. Kylian is super talented and a future superstar. I hope that he is not being badly influenced.

"If players like Zinedine Zidane or Ronaldo became legends with Real Madrid back in the day, it is because they played with pride and desire on the pitch.

"Zidane and Ronaldo's aims were not to be cinematic or to do things like that. They have always been rightly respected because of their footballing ability and attitude.

"Over the years, as he matures, Kylian will probably understand that attitude is an important part of becoming a legend."

Belgium will play against England in the third place of the World Cup after both teams lost their semifinal bout against France and Croatia respectively.