Radiant in recent weeks, Kylian Mbappé wore the captain’s armband of Paris Saint-Germain for the first time on Saturday against Nantes (3-1). A strong symbol …
Another goal, another assist. Kylian Mbappé managed a full match with Paris Saint-Germain against Nantes (3-1). The Bondynois took pleasure in a meeting where the trio he forms with Lionel Messi and Neymar was well.
“We are happy! We had a great first half. In the game, we managed to find interesting game sequences, he told PSG TV. We could have scored a lot of times in the first half. We created a lot of situations, we knew how to be dangerous and not to be cut off from the collective. It was good. Unfortunately ‘Ney’ had to come out because of the red card, but it’s interesting, encouraging, and it’s going to get better and better. »
First with the armband!
Beyond the red card received by Navas, the other match is the first as Mbappé’s captain with Paris. In the absence of Marquinhos and Kimpembé, it was Marco Verratti who wore the armband at the start of the match. When he left, the Italian midfielder confided it to his striker. It is a choice which is logical because, while Angel Di Maria was on the bench, Mbappé was the “oldest” player in the squad. But it is also a strong symbol as PSG seek to convince their striker to extend his contract. This is further proof of PSG’s attachment to Mbappé, and the importance he is taking to the club.
Kylian Mbappé 🇫🇷 received the captain’s armband following the exit of Marco Verratti 🇮🇹.
It was his first time as captain of Paris Saint-Germain! © ️ pic.twitter.com/0zgpzWwjLY
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What is certain is that Mbappé has been beaming for several weeks, which roughly coincides with the interviews he gave in early October to clarify his personal situation. Since then, he has focused only on the pitch and it has been successful for him.
« I feel good, I am happy, I play in teams where I am in the best conditions, so that also helps, and I hope to continue like this ”, Mbappé told PSG TV.