After his hat-trick at Camp Nou, Kylian Mbappé offered himself a double at the Allianz Riviera to seal PSG’s success against Bayern Munich. A new major performance that he commented on after the meeting.
PSG achieved a superb feat by winning the pitch at Bayern Munich on Wednesday. A lawn that is difficult to tame, even more so when the snow is falling continuously. But the football gods had obviously chosen their camp and despite a clear Bavarian domination, the capital club is starting its quarter-final first leg with a clear advantage in view of the return scheduled for next week. And he will be able to thank Kylian Mbappé, author of a saving double.
Decisive in the round of 16 against FC Barcelona, with a hat-trick in the first leg and a goal in the return, the Frenchman again carried his team, realizing his opportunities. On the first he was well helped by a hand fault, so rare, by Manuel Neuer. On his second goal, he surprised the German goalkeeper by closing his foot at the last moment. After the meeting, he spoke at the microphone of RMC, the man of the match award given by UEFA (but also by Foot Transfer market).
Mbappé hurt the German defense
“Yes, it’s a great collective performance above all, I benefit from the great collective work. We only suffered at half-time, but we suffered as a team. We don’t have to be ashamed, we were solid, we hurt them on our strengths. We return to Paris with a smile. We must not neglect the match against Strasbourg ”, he said. If the collective self-sacrifice has indeed been remarkable, Mbappé deserves to take the light after this new double, he who has 6 goals scored in 12 shots since the start of the elimination phase.
“It’s like I said in Barcelona. I like this kind of game. It hasn’t always smiled on me. As I repeat, I am not here to hide, I like to play this kind of match and to be decisive ”, he said, before detailing the tasks assigned by his trainer Mauricio Pochettino. “He wanted me to close the pass lines on Kimmich with Neymar. And he wanted me to take the depth to stretch Bayern’s block and make them run races because they don’t like it “. It worked well, to say the least!