Mbappé explains why he gave Messi the penalty: “It’s respect. He’s the best player in the world”


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Mbappé explains why he gave Messi the penalty: "It's respect. He's the best player in the world"

The French press speculated that there was not such a good relationship between the French star and the Argentine, a situation that was buried after the game against Leipzig

The footballer of PSG, Kylian Mbappé, was key in the victory over the Leipzig by Champions League by getting a penalty that was vital for the Parisian comeback. The French forward explained that his decision to give the ball to Lionel Messi to take the shot was a show of respect for the Argentine star.

Mbappe was one of the protagonists in the 3-2 triumph of the whole of the League 1 against the Bavarian team when attending Messi in the annotation of the tie and cause the maximum penalty that the former Barcelona player masterfully converted. The detail of the French striker giving up the shot to La ‘Pulga’ stole the attention of the fans, Kylian considered that it is a gesture that everyone can understand.

“It is normal. It is respect. He is the best player in the world. He comes to our team, it is a privilege that he comes to play with us. There is a penalty, he took it and scored. The second wanted to give it to me and I failed,” he said.

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When questioned about his complicity with Messi on the pitch, Mbappe He stated that it is easy to play with the Argentine and indicated that the main objective is to form a solid trident with Neymar.

“We have met, it has been good. Now Neymar is coming back, all three of us have to be well, we need him and the others as well. It’s easy to play with Messi.”

Finally, Kylian Mbappé acknowledged that they did not sign their best match against him Leipzig, although he considered that they adapted to the circumstances to get the three points.

“We have to improve, we don’t play well but we win. We have to play better to win with more serenity. We have worked the game with the ball and without the ball. You have to adapt, you have to know how to be well when they attack you. Today we have adapted to that. “.


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