William Gallas showers praise on Chelsea star that got same ability Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Mbappe
Chelsea legend William Gallas has compared Mykhaylo Mudryk to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., and Kylian Mbappe.
The Frenchman believes the Ukrainian winger has the potential to become an elite-level player despite receiving criticism for his performances since moving to Stamford Bridge.
The Blues signed Mudryk from FC Shakhtar Donetsk in the January transfer window for £88.5 million. The Ukraine international did not impress during the 2022/23 Premier League campaign, failing to score in 15 league appearances.
Mudryk’s first goal for the club came in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Fulham on Monday night (October 2). While the winger has been lambasted for his lack of attacking output since his arrival at the club, Gallas believes Mudryk has the potential to become a great player.
The Frenchman claimed that Mudryk’s speed and acceleration are similar to that of Ronaldo, Neymar, and Mbappe. He said in an interview with the Gambling Zone:
“I think he has all of the attributes to become a top, top player. We can all see that he has the ingredients, we are just waiting to see his real quality. He makes things look really easy. The way that he can accelerate past players, he makes his opponent look slow.”
Gallas added: “One player that was a little bit similar was Cristiano Ronaldo. When Cristiano was younger and first came to the Premier League, he showed that he had all of the technical ability and the pace. He showed incredible skill with his stepovers.”
The former Arsenal star further stated:
“Everything he did on the pitch was fast. Mudryk has some similar movements. I think when he can put everything together, it will be very difficult to stop Mudryk. He has the same ability as Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Mbappe when it comes to his ground speed and acceleration.”