The match between Paris Saint-Germain and AS Saint-Étienne showed the chemistry that Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi has begun to flourish. The 34-year-old was on the assisting end of the brace scored by the France international.
After the match, the 23-year-old spoke with Le Parisien, and one of the questions that the French media outlet asked Mbappé was his connection with Messi. Furthermore, the PSG forward hinted at how the adaptation process for the Argentine is going.
“Messi is a great player. I’m happy for him; he’s adjusting to a new life, a new city, a new club,” Mbappé said.
“And even when you win seven Ballons d’Or, you have to adapt; that’s how it is. He’s getting better and better, he’s happy, and I’ve always said it, if we have a great Messi, it’s better. It’s easy to play with him.”
Mbappé then discussed how he enjoys playing with great players and continues learning alongside Messi and Neymar Jr.
“He’s a great player; I’ve always wanted to play with great players. Great players are made to play with great players. We have fun on the field, I have a lot of fun, and I am also learning,” Mbappé said.
Heading into the second leg against Real Madrid, Messi and Mbappé appear to be clicking at the right time and have one more match on their schedule against OGC Nice before they head to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
If Messi and Mbappé show more chemistry against Nice, the squad could be heading in with confidence on top of their 1-0 lead.