French national team manager Didier Deschamps analyzed Kylian Mbappe’s versatile play for both Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team.
Mbappe is currently having one of his more efficient seasons as a forward. In UEFA Champions League and Ligue 1 play, he has chipped in for a combined 23 goals and eight assists. And for the French national team earlier this season, the French forward took on responsibilities in playing multiple attacking positions.
Deschamps very much appreciates just how Mbappe is dedicated to developing as a versatile forward. The French manager spoke to the Bein Sports France program Football Show about Mbappe’s play as of late.
“Kylian can play at any position, he has the ability to make a difference at any time,” Deschamps said. “Afterwards, everything depends on the associations.
“I know he likes to have an axial position. But when he’s on the axis, he tends to go a lot to the sides, he can do it alone on the point, but I think that by being associated with another player he is much better. He needs a lot of freedom; he needs space too.
“It’s a privilege to have him and for him to be French.”
Deschamps also touched on Mbappe’s future. For the moment, Deschamps is simply enjoying seeing the French star forward play in Ligue 1.
“Whether he’s in France, Spain, Italy or England, that’s his career choice,” Deschamps said. “It’s a very good thing that he’s at PSG and in the French championship.”
Mbappe is well showing that he is more than just a goal-scorer. The PSG star regularly proves that he has no problem in shifting his play into more of an attacking playmaker.
This has put Mbappe on pace to reach 30-plus goals and 10-plus assists in all competitions this season.
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