Former French Striker Defends Kean’s Performance Against Nimes

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

Kean took on four shots over the course of the game with just one of them being on target. He had quality chances to score but struggled to find the back of the net. Still, former French striker Djibril Cisse is backing Kean for his performance. Cisse believes that there is much to like from Kean’s performance and spoke in detail about this matter to L’Equipe (via Le10Sport).

“I find excuses for Moise Kean’s match,” Cisse said. “Kean played next to Mbappé, 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 Mbappé, when he just arrived and he does not know the group, it’s complicated.”

It would have been unfair nonetheless to criticize Kean for his debut showing. 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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