Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has described Kylian Mbappe as "a young alien" after the tremendous form the Paris Saint- Germain exhibited in the World Cup.
Mbappe helped France to win the second World Cup in their history after an exciting display in the finals in the 4-2 win against Croatia.
When asked about playing alongside with Mbappe, Varane who faced the attacker in the Champions League last season made hilarious comments about the young best player of the World Cup.
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"I have known some aliens,"
"I think this is the first time I have met a young alien.
"Normally I meet extraterrestrials when they are 25, 30 years old. At the World Cup, I met one under the age of 20.
"With him, everything goes faster. When I talk tactically with him before the matches, I do not have time to finish my sentences before he has already understood and assimilated what I'm saying."
As well as giving him the chance to marvel at Mbappe, the World Cup allowed Varane the opportunity to make his own mark on football's most famous competition. Varane told L'Equipe.