Ligue1.com – Mbappé: ‘Just the beginning’

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Paris Saint-Germain sensation Kylian Mbappé promised that there is more to come after his scintillating two-assist display in the impressive 3-0 beating of Bayern Munich that sent a strong message to Europe on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

UEFA Champions League Group B, Matchday 2

Parc des Princes, Paris

Logo Paris Saint-Germain Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 FC Bayern München 

Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain forward) “It’s just the beginning of a great adventure. We really wanted to pull out a big game tonight against a formidable opponent. Mission accomplished. There was a lot of expectation and we played a really good game. We had a game plan, but against teams of this calibre, you have to be able to adapt. With our squad, we can play a possession-based game, but also win games on the counter-attack, like tonight. We will try to maintain this form and keep on winning.”

Nasser Al-Khelaïfi (Paris Saint-Germain president) “We produced a great game tonight against a very good Bayern side. Obviously we are very happy to win 3-0. We suffered a little at times, it’s true, but we stayed solid at the back and the attack did the rest. The team played brilliantly. Mbappé had a great game. We know how talented he is, despite his age.”

Unai Emery (Paris Saint-Germain coach) “We got the three points tonight and that’s great. We wanted to win to move top of the group, and that’s what we did. It was important for our supporters to enjoy a match like this, against a quality European opponent. We adapted very well to Bayern’s tactic of playing very high up the pitch against us. We answered their possession with a very aggressive defence, with Areola in goal and a disciplined line of four defenders. Our three midfielders got through a mountain of work and, obviously, our three forwards played a magnificent match and made the most of the spaces in behind. Everything worked perfectly tonight.”

Carlo Ancelotti (Bayern Munich coach): “The first goal, after a minute, forced us to push up higher. We had chances and we controlled the game, but we were off balance. The face of the game changed after that goal. PSG stopped trying to play possession football and looked to counter-attack. That was the key, because we were hit on the counter too many times. And Neymar, Cavani and Mbappé are very dangerous. Stopping Mbappé is difficult, as is stopping Neymar. When they have the space to show their qualities, it’s much more difficult to control them.”

 

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