Back to competition after problems with his calf, the Ile-de-France striker was the hero of the Parisian qualification against Montpellier. Today, he is more than ever the great man of the end of the season of the Rouge-et-Bleu.
Last night, he’s the one everyone was talking about. Returning to the field after treating his calf, Kylian Mbappé (22) confirmed the feeling left by his team in Rennes last Sunday. When the native of Bondy is not there, Paris does not move forward. And unfortunately for the Montpellier residents yesterday, the 2018 world champion was present on the lawn of La Mosson. Result: a double (his 38th and 39th goals of the season) and a qualification for the final of the Coupe de France.
Strong man of Paris SG during this exciting end of season rich in suspense, Mbappé has therefore proven that he was the X factor of this red-and-blue team often abused by his opponents. Explosive in the field, the former Monegasque also stood out in front of the cameras when discussing the title in Ligue 1. A media outing that he also quickly rectified, as a sign of respect for of LOSC. But this morning, it was mainly his performance that made the headlines.
A winning return
The team talk about “Mbappé, hero in the Hérault”, while The Parisian highlighted “Mbappé, the return of the boss” and even goes so far as to qualify the Parisian number 7 of “Big Boss”. At a time when PSG thought more talk about Neymar after the announcement of the extension of the Brazilian, it is finally Mbappé the star. Yesterday, at a press conference, Mauricio Pochettino did not hide his joy when discussing the Mbappé case. “Mbappé. I can’t say anything else, he’s one of the best players in the world, tonight he was amazing, when he plays like that. With Kylian and all the players, we bonded, with respect. Only eleven can play, but I’m happy with the way they give everything. They make me happy ”.
Complimented by his coach, Mbappé also received praise from MHSC coach Michel Der Zakarian. “Mbappé is a top player, he has fire in his legs, technically, he has the ability to score goals and dribble at a very high level”. While he only has three games left before finishing his season, Paris is counting more than ever on its striker … while waiting to know whether or not he will extend his contract.