He was impeccable on the lawn of the Vélodrome. Mobile, sharp, efficient. Kylian Mbappé delivered a very successful performance in the clash between OM and PSG this Sunday, at the end of the 23rd day of Ligue 1 (0-2). The 22-year-old striker opened the scoring in the 9th, to afford his 16th goal of the season in the league. What consolidates his status as top scorer.
“We were able to score very early in the match, savored the 2018 world champion on Canal +. Then the match closed, but we made the break. We controlled in the second half. It was a serious match. . We go home with the three points, we are happy. “
After having already been decisive in the week against Nîmes (3-0), Mbappé confirms his ascending form. “The feelings come back, because I also continue, he explains. I manage to finish the meetings better, I am less at the end of the roll, it’s all ‘benef’ for the future, hoping to go up power.” Bodes well for nine days of facing Barça at Camp Nou, in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League (February 16 on RMC Sport 1).
“We have to be focused on the championship”
But at a time when Paris occupies third place in the standings, behind LOSC and OL, Mbappé refuses to focus solely on this European meeting.
“We left points all over the place, so we have to be focused for the next match every time. The other years, we could have thought of the Champions League, but here we have to be focused on the championship, because we are behind. It may not be worse, it means that we will play with intensity. And by dint of playing with intensity, we will arrive in the Champions League being less surprised. “
Asked about Neymar’s willingness to extend his contract with Paris, the Blues striker took the opportunity to rejoice in this situation. By taking care not to discuss his own future, at a time when the capital club is trying to convince him to extend his lease beyond 2022. “That a player like Neymar wants to stay at PSG, it is is great news for us, slipped Mbappé with a smile. I hope he will be able to write the history of the club for many years. He and the club deserve it. “