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Mbappe speaks on equalling Pele’s goal record

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has disclosed that he does not think he will match Brazil legend, Pele’s goal tally.

Pele had claimed he scored 1,025 goals during his playing career.

But Mbappe, who has often been compared to Pele, believes he cannot equal the 78–year-old’s goal record.

The 20-year-old, who became only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final as France beat Croatia 4-2 last year, has so far netted 103 goals in his career.

“It’s really a long way off. I’ll try and get as close as I can, but I think I’ll still be a long way off by the end of my career.

Pele, who spent his career with Santos before a two-year spell at New York Cosmos in the mid-70s, wished Mbappe luck.

“I hope that he gets there. To 1,000 it’s okay,’’ the three-times World Cup winner said, “because I have one thousand and twenty-five! If he gets one thousand, it’s okay.”