Former French Striker Defends Kean’s Performance Against Nimes

Paris Saint-Germain forward Moise Kean made his long-awaited debut for the club during its Ligue 1 away fixture against Nimes Olympique on Friday. Kean earned a start in the match and to his credit, he was active and mobile on the pitch. All that was missing from his debut performance for PSG was a goal.

Kean logged four shots in the match, with just one of them being on target. He had quality chances to score but simply struggled to find the back of the net. Still, former French striker Djibril Cisse was quite pleased with Kean’s performance on the day, and as he noted to L’Equipe (via Le10Sport), there was much to like about his showing.

“I find excuses for Moise Kean’s match,” Cisse said. “Kean played next to Mbappe, there is neither Neymar nor Di Maria. So we forget Kean a bit.

“Like it or not, this is his first game. It takes time. To play next to Mbappe, when he just arrived, and he does not know the group, it’s complicated.”

It would have been quite unfair to criticize Kean’s debut showing for PSG. As Cisse mentioned, this was Kean’s first fixture with the club and, more importantly, he did not have much time to get accustomed to his new teammates due to the recent international break. With more playing time and experience with this PSG side, he should begin to show his potential to his new teammates.

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