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‘He was born for it’ – PSG boss singles out Kylian Mbappe for praise after Angers defeat

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After Kylian Mbappe scored two goals against Angers on Friday, April 21, Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier showered him with adulation.

PSG defeated Angers 2-1 in the first half thanks to a pair of goals from Mbappe, moving Les Parisiens one step closer to a record-tying 11th Ligue 1 championship.

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Following a lovely pass from Juan Bernat, the 24-year-old scored the opening goal for the visitors after just nine minutes.

He then doubled his tally and PSG’s lead with an even better assist from Lionel Messi, four minutes from the half-hour mark, Sportstar reports

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Angers, on the other hand, were rewarded for their persistence with a consolation goal, setting up a nervy finish, but PSG held on to seal the vital win to go nine points clear at the summit of the table, albeit playing one more game than closest rivals, Marseille.

Following the end of the game, Galtier waxed lyrical on Mbappe.

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“Kylian is a great competitor,” Galtier told a press conference as quoted by Sportskeeda.

“He [Kylian Mbappe] scores so the team can win. He has this obsession to break records, to always be the first.

There is this championship title but also that of the top scorer in Ligue 1. He’s made like that. He is a competitor. He was born for it, and when he doesn’t score, he feels it.”

Messi and Mbappe’s devastating combo

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe combined to a devastating effect once again against Angers in stunning style on Friday evening, Sports Brief reported.

The Parisians opened the scoring after just 9 minutes thanks to Mbappe. The Frenchman then wasted no time to grab a brace 17 minutes later after a majestic display from Messi.

The Argentine phenom picked the ball up some 40 yards out and managed to provide a sublime through ball that pierced Angers’ backline.

Mbappe urged to join Chelsea

Meanwhile, Sports Brief earlier reported that former France winger Florent Malouda has opened up on his consistent campaign for Kylian Mbappe to join Premier League side Chelsea.

Mbappe is currently tied to Paris Saint-Germain until 2024 and could extend his stay in the French capital by one more year amid swirling reports of a potential move in the summer.

Amid the uncertainty surrounding his future, Florent Malouda wants Mbappe to consider a move to the Premier League, revealing he has been trying to convince his compatriot to join Chelsea.


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