Mbappé after Bayern-PSG: "I’m not here to hide"

Man of the match thanks to his double in PSG’s spectacular 3-2 victory against Bayern Munich in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League, Kylian Mbappé was satisfied with his performance at the microphone of RMC Sport.

With his two goals, including the one that offered Paris Saint-Germain a 3-2 victory against Bayern Munich, Kylian Mbappé was elected man of the match in this Champions League quarter-final first leg. “As I said in Barcelona, ​​I like these kinds of matches. It hasn’t always smiled on me, but I’m not here to hide. I like playing these kinds of matches and being decisive,” he reacted to the microphone of RMC Sport.

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“It’s a great collective performance above all, I manage to benefit from the great collective work, he also declared. But we are only at half-time of a big confrontation. We suffered , but we suffered as a team, we do not have to be ashamed of our performance. We were solid, and we managed to hurt them on our strengths. We return to Paris with a smile, but we are all right. We will continue to focus on Saturday’s match in Strasbourg, because we cannot neglect it. We will tackle this return match with the same determination “.

“The coach wanted me to take the depth”

Asked about the instructions given by Mauricio Pochettino, Kylian Mbappé gave some answers: “The coach wanted me to close the pass lines on Kimmich with Neymar. This is where there were spaces for recovery, so he wanted me to take the depth to stretch Bayern’s block and have them race because that’s not what they prefer. That was the plan for me, I was up to the challenge and that worked well today “.

For the return, Kylian Mbappé believes that qualification will first go through a good result on Saturday afternoon in the league against Strasbourg: “It is useless to put yourself in the hole before the match. Afterwards, you will have to attack with confidence . Even if it remains a great team opposite. But when you play the Champions League, there are only great teams. It’s the daily life of the C1 “.

Julien Absalon with Mohamed Bouhafsi

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