Mbappe performs his initiation in front of PSG teammates

11 September, 2017, 00:45 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
  • Mbappe performs his initiation in front of PSG teammates

"For 10 per cent of players they can go where they want and make a great career".

Neymar has already got off to a quick start in Ligue 1, getting four goals and four assists in his first four games for the club, however yesterday it was Mbappe who stole the headlines.

"I think that the good players like to play with good players, and Kylian made a good start".

"I'm an ambitious player who always wants to improve".

"We talked about his future and he asked me what I thought he should do, so I told him to go there (to Barcelona) because it was a fantastic chance for him", Mbappe told Footmercato.

Life at PSG has gotten off to the flawless start for Kylian Mbappe, with the forward scoring on his debut in a 5-1 win away to Metz on Friday night.

The 18-year-old phenom shot to fame for AS Monaco after producing heroics in the Champions League, subsequently, in the close season he was attracting plenty of attention with Europe's elite keeping tabs on the talented striker. With Mbappe and Neymar both involved in the build-up, Thomas Meunier slipped through Cavani, whose clever chip beat the keeper but not the base of the post.

Mbappe is on loan until the end of the season - PSG's way of dealing with Financial Fair Play requirements - but when with the move becomes permanent next year it will cost the club 180 million euros ($216 million).

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It's clear that Mbappé was impressed by Pep but didn't feel incline to swap Ligue 1 for the Premier League and is now part of an impressive strike-force with Neymar and Edinson Cavani at Parc des Princes.

'I was coming from my grassroots, amateur club.

Mbappe made his debut for PSG last night against FC Metz, and what a debut it was. "There's no set position".

"We will work step by step", said the PSG coach.

Mbappe will then complete a £162million switch next summer, making him the second-most expensive player on the planet. "We've done everything within the rules".

Meanwhile, speaking with Le Parisien, Mbappe has said that he is not targeting the Ballon d'Or for himself after his move to PSG, but that he is hoping to aid Neymar in his quest for individual recognition.

PSG could have had more but for some fine goalkeeping by Kawashima while livewire Neymar saw a thundering shot cannon off the crossbar.


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