Mbappe ranks PSG’s ambition ahead of personal glory

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Kylian Mbappe of PSG celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on February 12, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Kylian Mbappe claims Paris Saint-Germain’s ambition as a club is more important after setting a new record with his stunning winner at Saint-Etienne.

The former Monaco hitman scored an exquisite goal in the 73rd minute thanks to a delightful pass from Dani Alves’ to wrap up the winner for the French Champions.

Mbappe is enjoying the most prolific season of his career after netting his 19th goal in 18 Ligue 1 appearances this season- making him the first player to achieve that feat in 45 years.

But the World Cup winner rather hailed the collective effort of the team in a post-match interview.

“We played against a good team, especially at home,” he told Canal+ and cited on FourFourTwo.

“Few teams will come here to win, we did it. We are happy and we leave with the three points.

“We must continue and aim as high as possible. My stats are good, but the team is better.”

Saint-Etienne boss Jean-Louis Gasset reserved special praise for the French forward and equally reckoned the tactical changes that helped Tuchel’s side to win the tie.

“We decided to defend low and try to counter if we could. We lost on a goal that came from elsewhere – a 20-year-old, who will soon be the best player in the world.

“He’s going to be the best player in the world in two or three years if he continues like that.”

“Paris respected us because it was practically the same team that played against Manchester United,” Gasset told reporters, having seen Tuchel make three alterations from the side that triumphed at Old Trafford.

 

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