Paris Saint-Germain came away with a victory in the Coupe de France Semi-Finals against Montpellier Hérault SC in a penalty kick shootout following a 2-2 draw.
One of the key figures in the capital club advancing to the Coupe de France final is the return of Kylian Mbappé to the starting eleven. The 22-year-old played 82 minutes and scored two goals while also generating chances for the squad with his six key passes.
“We are very happy to go to the final. We wanted to go to the Stade de France to defend our title, and it’s done, but if I think we should have gone without this penalty shootout, but we take what we have, and we went looking for this qualification,” Mbappé said.
“The penalty shootout from the bench? Stressful, especially when you are not shooting. I was very happy; the teammates shot superbly well, made strong moves, and took us to the final. It was better than the last matches; we must use this type of form. We must not leave hopes to the adversaries.”
Mbappé missed a few fixtures due to injury, and the French media outlet asked the player about how he’s feeling after returning to the pitch.
“I feel good; I’m trying to help the team,” Mbappé said. “I’m decisive; that’s what matters to me, just like winning titles. I want to win, more and more. Before, I was more focused on myself; there, I like helping the team. I learned a lot this season. Now we want to win all our matches. If we lose the league, it will be us who will have lost it, not [Lille] who will have won it.”
Finally, Mbappé’s injury kept him out of the second leg in the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final match against Manchester City. So he discussed missing the fixture, which resulted in PSG’s elimination.
“I tried everything to be able to play, but I couldn’t set foot on the pitch. I was the first to be disappointed. We can be proud of our career despite everything,” Mbappé said.
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