4. Mbappe has grown in France surburbs
Bondy, a town located about 11 kilometers northeast of Paris, is where Mbappé is from. With a crimson banner that read, “Thank you Kylian, all of the people of Bondy are with you,” the city even regarded the player as its new claim to fame.
Even a welcome return party was held in his hometown, filled with screaming throngs and young, enthusiastic supporters who the Bondy native embraced and kissed twice. Bondy was formerly one of the banlieues that received less favorable press, which made the town’s excitement over Mbappé’s achievement even greater.
Mbappé received his early training with the AS Bondy football team.
Mbappé received his early training with the AS Bondy football team. The phrase “the next Henry” was used by many who saw him play to allude to Thierry Henry, the manager of the French club Monaco and a former great player.