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Thierry Henry has heaped praise on France’s "unbelievable" talisman Kylian Mbappe and believes the striker holds his country's success in his hands at Euro 2020.
Mbappe was the star of the last major tournament, tearing up the World Cup at the tender age of 19.
Three years on and his superstar status has continued to snowball as he seemingly stands on the verge of becoming football's next big icon.
Les Bleus have understandably been installed as tournament favourites, and much of that is down to Mbappe's quality, as Henry gushed about his fellow forward ahead of France's opening match with Germany.
Henry told Goal : "He is the type of guy who can turn a draw into a win, a defeat into a draw and sometimes a defeat into a win straight away. He has that talent.
Kylian Mbappe has the star quality to turn matches in France's favour
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"To have a player like him is just unbelievable.
“Not only what he can do, but how clever he is on the ball. He uses his brain when he plays and I like that about him.
"We are so happy that he is French.”
Mbappe is almost certain to start France's first fixture in the 'Group of Death', but it's him and his team who are the most feared.
“Whatever Kylian wants to achieve, if he puts his mind to it, it looks like he will do it," Henry added of the "special" Paris Saint-Germain star.
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While Mbappe only scored three times in the qualifying rounds, he was on the scoresheet in France's first warm-up win over Wales.
It was his involvement and aftermath of their second friendly against Bulgaria, however, which has hit the headlines.
Olivier Giroud was unhappy with how much his strike partner failed to pass the ball to him during the 3-0 victory, despite the Chelsea striker bagging a brace after coming on as a substitute.
Speaking after the game, Giroud told reporters: "I was a little quiet because, sometimes, I make runs and the balls aren’t forthcoming.
Teammates Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe have had cross words in a bitter spat
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“I am not saying that I always make the best runs but I am seeking to offer solutions in the box."
Mbappe had displayed some telling body language during the game, and was left angered by Giroud's comments – to the extent that he wanted to call a press conference to give his side of events.
France boss Didier Deschamps played down the row, but Mbappe finally had his say on Monday and it is apparent that tensions are still simmering under the surface inside the French camp.
"I spoke with Olivier Giroud. Everyone knows what happened," Mbappe said at a press conference.
"It is true that I was a little affected by it. But we are not going to make a big deal about it because we are here to represent France, that is the most important thing.
"It is more that he said it publicly than the fact that he said it. I saw him in the dressing room and he didn't say anything to me.”
Captain Hugo Lloris has also offered his verdict on the situation, while Karim Benzema – who has had his own war of words with Giroud in the past – has spoke about his fondness of playing alongside Mbappe.
Benzema's own place in the squad is questionable, given his previous seven-year exodus, but Henry feels Deschamps will have assessed all angles over whether to include the Real Madrid man and is content with the decision.
“Knowing Didier, he must have measured that well,” said Henry. “[What happened] before, I don’t know. All I know is that Benzema is back and I think for me that can only be a plus."
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