Generation Z has officially landed in the UEFA Champions League, and Moise Kean displayed an attention span lasting much longer than a few seconds during his six minutes on the pitch.
The 16-year-old came out sans a mobile device, belying his status as a young consumer and digital native. While some might claim that, in accordance with the desires of his fellow post-millennials, Kean’s debut was just a bit of instant gratification following his Serie A debut on Saturday, the forward is actually a pretty special and unique individual, just like everyone else in the iGeneration.
— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) November 13, 2016
Born on February 28, 2000 in northern Italy, the Italian youth international became the first player born in the 2000s to debut in Serie A and the Champions League in the space of a week. It appears as though Kean has been able to take his mind off socializing on digital platforms, worrying about student debt and refusing to watch traditional forms of television for a long enough period of time to get pretty good at football.
Saturday: Makes Serie A debut
Tuesday: Makes Champions League debutMoise Kean is 16 years old. pic.twitter.com/9WtK6miug9
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) November 22, 2016
It’s unconfirmed, but we can assume that the technology-reliant, hyper-aware multi-tasker is, at press time, busy avoiding ads, watching YouTube and converting his hobby of playing football into a full time job.