Kylian Mbappe showed off his prowess as a multi-dimensional forward during Paris Saint-Germain’s recent Ligue 1 home win over Lorient. Mbappe not only scored a pair of goals, but he also notched three assists, which included dishing off a crucial such pass to Lionel Messi in the second half of the contest.
Former French national team manager Raymond Domenech is much pleased to see Mbappe continue to grow as a playmaker, which he touched on to L’Equipe.
“He was in the goals stat but now he is in both and he realized that it was possible to do both,” Domenech said. “He is going to perform well in both. … When you have Messi and Neymar in the middle, you can do it once but not fifty times. He’s got it all figured out.”
Mbappe has recorded 13 assists in Ligue 1 play this season, which is a new personal high for him. More so, he has also posted a notable 2.0 key passes per match average in Ligue 1 so far in the campaign, which ranks third on the team behind Messi (2.6) and Neymar (2.5).
Mbappe currently needs six assists to break Angel Di Maria’s record (18 in the 2015-2016 season) for the most assists in a single Ligue 1 season.