Golden Boy Mbappe Could Have Scored Seven Goals, Says Tuchel


Following Kylian Mbappe’s four goals against Lyon, the pleased PSG boss believed more could have been added to the tally.

In a match that saw Mbappe breaking a 45-year Ligue 1 record, his manager expresses his view that as much as seven goals could have been racked in by the star striker.

After an hour into the Lyon game, Mbappe turned the game on its head by scoring four goals in the space of 13 minutes. This being the first record he broke as well as being the youngest to score such amount of goals in the same 45-year period.

The French striker who won the World Cup with France in Russia this Summer continues to leave no doubt about him becoming the game’s next big thing.

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During the post-match conference, his elated manager had this to say to the media about PSG’s No. 7 man: “He did not have much luck against [Red Star] Belgrade [in the 6-1 Champions League rout of the Serbian champions]. He has shown a great mentality in training these past two days.

“[Against Lyon] he worked a lot tactically for the team and defensively sacrificed himself. He received his award with his four goals and he could have scored five, six or seven!

“I’m very satisfied because he has not lost confidence, he has been magnificent. With Neymar, they were dangerous all the time.”

Meanwhile, he was also asked about how the Neymar-Mbappe strike partnership compared to other strike forces in the world.

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In response to this, he said: “One of the best yes. But don’t forget [Edinson] Cavani or [Angel] Di Maria, nor the other players.

“I know you’re looking for a big headline but the team have suffered and it’s everyone’s efforts that have been rewarded. We have some of the best players in the world but that will be all.”